Your Network Drives Keep Disconnecting When You Reboot
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Your Network Drives Keep Disconnecting When You Reboot

Issue

Your network drives are disconnecting automatically each time you reboot your computer.

 

Solution

The following steps will reconnect your network drives automatically at startup.

 

 

Open your Start menu. Type RegEdit in the Start Search box, then press Enter.

Searching for Regedit in the Windows Start menu

 

 

 

Right-clicking the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System New menu, DWORD (32-bit) Value option

 

 

 

Locate and right-click the following registry subkey:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Right-click in the blank space below the existing values, and select New from the menu that opens.

 

 

 

 

Then select DWORD Value.

 

 

 

A new value will appear.

 

Type EnableLinkedConnections in the Name field for the new value, then press Enter.

Giving the name EnableLinkedConnections to a new value in the Registry Editor

 

 

 

Right-click the value EnableLinkedConnections and select Modify from the menu

Right-click the new value, now named EnableLinkedConnections, then select Modify from the menu that opens.

 

 

 

The Edit DWORD (32-bit) Value dialog box will open. Type 1 in the Value data box, then click OK.

Enter a value of 1 for the EnableLinkedConnections value

 

 

 

Close the Registry Editor, and restart the computer. The network drive should now reconnect automatically each time you start the computer.

Last modified on May 31, 2022

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