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  1. #1
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    Connect to network drive automatically at startup

    Hello everyone,

    I just ask you for help because I have a recurring problem that becomes annoying over time. I have a hard disk on my second pc and I want to automatically log me on my first pc at startup but I fails, I do tick remember the passwords I have to retype the same password on every boot, or would it not be a way to circumvent this problem?

    Thanks for any help.

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    Re: Connect to network drive automatically at startup

    You can can create a batch file in the startup folder which automatically creates a connection to the network drive:

    see using net use:
    net help use

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    Re: Connect to network drive automatically at startup

    Do you have to log in with credentials to access that drive? If so, you can try this:

    Using Notepad, make a file that says:

    net use <drive letter>: "\\<server>\<path>" <password> /USER:"<user>"

    So an example would be:
    net use J: "\\data\my documents" mypass /USER:"data\userid"

    Save the file and rename the extension to .bat and save it in you startup folder.

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    Re: Connect to network drive automatically at startup

    where is the startup folder in Vista?

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    Re: Connect to network drive automatically at startup

    Its under Start-->Programs (or all programs)-->Startup

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