I have a nas – with like 20 shares on it, for various good reasons. On my main desktop though, I often do maintenance and things, move stuff around especially with scripts – and it just makes it easier if I can map it, so CD to it. But I can’t figure out how to do it.
I can map all the original shares – eg \10.0.0.11photos or \10.0.0.11backup – but what I want is just to map \10.0.0.11 to a drive, but i can’t figure out how – if I do
net use w: \10.0.0.11
I just get
System error 67 has occurred. The network name cannot be found.
is there any way to force it? I know I can make a fake share that symlinks to the others, on the NAS – but I run into this problem a lot and would like to know how to fix it
First option: Enter \10.0.0.11 in the File Explorer address bar. It’s not a permanent mapping, but it should give you quick access to all shares.
Second option: In the NAS interface, where you create shares, see if there is an option such as “Share an entire storage” (that’s what I have on my Linksys router). Click that and give it a name, such as “root”. You can then map a drive letter to that share to access everything.