When I type net use as Admin on my Windows 7 Machine, I see no shared drives mounted. However, there are drives connected by users. When I start the windows cmd shell with one of these users, I see these drives listed with net use.

How do you list the drives mounted by all users on Windows 7?


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The net use command refers to the currently logged in user(*). Nothing more, nothing less.

It is possible to authenticate as another user as part of a net use command of course, but that's about as multi-user as it gets.

The NET command is an old lan manager command, essentially, and commands like net use are designed to allow a user to manage their connections, not a sysadmin to manage a machine.

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    IThis explains why it doesn't work but doesn't address the OP question of how he or she can list the drives mounted by all the users.
    – Rex
    Mar 10, 2014 at 13:45
  • How do you list the drives mounted by all users on Windows 7? -- technically it is still just the net use command, you just run it twice. Once for the normal user token and once for the admin token.
    – TheCleaner
    Mar 10, 2014 at 14:11

This really probably belongs on SuperUser, but:

You could write a script that searches through the HKEY_USERS hive in the registry. In particular, the HKEY_USERS\<UserSID>\Network has keys for each drive mapped.

  • is the net command that limited?
    – oz123
    Mar 10, 2014 at 10:43
  • @Oz123 Yes, it is. It's from the ol' DOS days...
    – Nathan C
    Mar 10, 2014 at 13:11

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