chuckula wrote:Avoiding complex Windows problems is one reason I'm a Linux user,
just brew it! wrote:chuckula wrote:Avoiding complex Windows problems is one reason I'm a Linux user,
You're just trading one set of potential complex problems for another one though.
Don't get me wrong, I prefer the sort of problems that typically come with Linux, because -- given enough determination -- there generally is a solution; it's just a matter of how far down the rabbit hole you're willing to go. But to most people, that doesn't really matter; and "Can it run proprietary Windows app X?" trumps all else when X is critical to someone's workflow.
chuckula wrote:Linux problems certainly exist, but they tend to occur more often because I took an affirmative step to make a change that caused a screw up. Windows problems tend to happen more spontaneously because the latest giant opaque update decided to break something.
driller wrote:Do you have a drive mapped drive to something that is no longer online??
Disco wrote:driller wrote:Do you have a drive mapped drive to something that is no longer online??
OK. This was so simple that I didn't consider it...
I deleted the pinned/mapped link to a networked drive, and now there doesn't seem to be any problem! Solved! You guys are fast!
But that leads to another issue. Every time I need to re-set my router because of some internet issue, it changes the addresses to my mapped drives. Which then leads (didn't pick up the connection before) to the file explorer issues, plus of course I don't have 1-click access to the network drive. I've tried using static ip's within the router settings but they didn't seem to stick. Is there a trick to keeping a mapped drive (just a WD My Cloud drive plugged into router) static and connected during a router re-set (unplug and plug back in...).
thanks for your help!!
Usacomp2k3 wrote:Can you refer to them by UNC name instead of IP?
DancinJack wrote:Usacomp2k3 wrote:Can you refer to them by UNC name instead of IP?
This would be vastly superior and should be standard practice.