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Does anyone know the registry settings that would allow you to right click and map a network drive to your current folder in explorer ? The same way as you can “open command prompt here”

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well, i dont know the exact reg keys you would add, and im too lazy to analyze the 'open command prompt here' code...

however, you're welcome to do it, the string you would want as a command would be

"net.exe" use \\computername\sharename\

[\code]

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Thanks mattofak:

But i would want it to map to the place i right clicked to so there was no hard coding.

Here is what I have so far

Registry :

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

   

  ;-----  Get a new Right-click menu option (command box)

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Map Drive Here]@="Map N&et Drive Here"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Map Drive Here\command]

@="Net use *"

This adds the right click option, I am thinking I may need to do a batch file to map the drive. I dont know how to pass the current folder through the NET command

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well, i've got the script to work, i just cannot get the registry to send it the UNC path, this requires more investigation...

if you can work it out, heres the .REG file im using and attached is the script...

REGEDIT4 
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\NetMapHere]
@="Map Network Drive Here"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\NetMapHere\command]
@="C:\\Windows\\System32\\MakeNewNetDrive.vbs "%L""

MakeNewNetDrive.vbs

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mattofak: looks good....

i am doing the same through batch commands but i'm finding it hard to get the remote comuter name in to my NET USE command.

come on all you smart guys get thinking !

hail hail

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mattofak,

Getting there i think. The registry below will map to another windows machine with the right click. The draw back is you need to use the DELETE net drive option when you want the I: mapped to another location. For some reason it does not overwrite the settig with the new settings.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

  ;-----  Get a new Right-click menu option (command box)

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Map Drive Here]@="Map Net Drive Here"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Map Drive Here\command]

@="net use I: %1"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Map Drive DELETE]

@="DELETE Net Drive"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Map Drive DELETE\command]

@="net use I: /delete /y"

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well, that looks good, but if you want to use a script based approach, i finally got mine to work!

Add the reg keys to your registry:

REGEDIT4 
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\NetMapHere]
@="Map Network Drive Here"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\NetMapHere\command]
@="WScript.exe C:\\Windows\\System32\\MakeNewNetDrive.vbs "%L""

Place the MakeNewNetworkDrive.VBS file into your C:\Windows\System32 dir, and there you go!

MakeNewNetDrive.vbs

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interesting, it happens on one of my computers too... don't know quite what causes it, more research is required... *delves head back into the dusty dark bowls on winxp*

[edit]

i think it might be caused by the .NET framework not being installed, it updates the ms script host... so that might be part of the problem, do you have it installed on your comp?

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THANKS Parthapml :D

at the moment i am using

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Map Drive Here\command]

@="net use I: %1"

can you tell me the benefit or difference of the %1 compared to %CD% ?

Thanks again...

hail hail

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