Network Drive Mapper v1.0

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013

Network Drive Mapper allows you to manage network drive mappings. You can add drive mappings by IP address without first connecting to them, then connect to selected or all entries easily using either the graphical user interface or command-line switches. The drive mappings are stored in a DAT file, which is encrypted to help prevent any passwords from being compromised.

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Runs on: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Network Drive Mapper.exe.

Optionally, for a more automated process once you have set up network mappings, use the -c argument to run, connect to all saved entries, then exit. Similarly, you may use the -d startup switch to disconnect all map entries then exit.

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Insert Name 2009-02-10 01:14
ALT 2008-12-29 23:24
ozidroid 2007-11-21 22:12

The link to the website is good but the download link needs to be updated.

Webfork 2007-08-20 00:41

Great program to keep your system and network clean but may be more trouble than some users want to get into.

Mapping a network drive is convinient for making storage seem like its directly connected but can use a lot of extra bandwidth and resources as your computer checks and monitors mapped shares. Only mapping them when needed using "Network Drive Mapper" solves this problem. Further, this program reduces clutter in your My Computer folder if you have 3+ network shares.

Unfortunately, I had some problems. I had to use a network IP address (e.g. \\192.168.1.100\sharename) rather than just share name. This requires that you connect to your router and set "static" IP addresses. This might be an advanced operation for some users. Also I had to always fill in a username and password, even though Window's own "map drive" function didn't require that.

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