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Network Drive can not remember password

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by Desmo, 6 Mar 2006.

  1. Desmo

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    Trying to map a network drive using MCE but there is no option to "remember password" so I have to manually connect it each time I want to use the network drive :o

    Is there any way around this?
     
  2. Otacon

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    Quickest way would be to add a user account to the target machine that's the same username and password as the one you logon with. No need to mess about then.
     
  3. Desmo

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    The drive I want to use is a NAS setup so can't really do that. Although I suppose I could add the user name in the NAS setup and see if that works :)
     
  4. Otacon

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    A Windows NAS? Running Storage Server?
     
  5. Trigger

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    Sounds more like a network hard drive like the things that freecom make. I assume it uses a web admin interface?
     
  6. Desmo

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    Aye, it's a Buffalo setup. External drive with web interface.
     
  7. Trigger

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    I'd try either creating a user in the web admin interface with the same username and password as you use for MCE or creating a user in MCE with the same username and password as you use for the web interface :)
     
  8. Haggisman

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    make a batch file, add it to your startup folder

    I cant remember the exact syntax off the top of my head, but its something like:

    net use <drive letter>: \\<pcname>\<volume> <password> /USER:<username>

    edit: I know this works in win2k pro, but never tried in MCE
     
  9. Desmo

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    Cheers people. I kind of cheated in the end and just set the drive up without the need for username and password. It's on a secure network so it should be fine :)