Fix “Could not reconnect all network drives” with Net Use Command

March 25, 2010 | Filed under Software, Windows


Windows Vista is the operating system that has the most bugs if compared to other Windows such as XP and Windows 7. One of the problem involves in auto mapping a network folder when you enable reconnect at logon. Normally when Windows is booted up, it will search for the mapped folders and tries to map it but for some weird reasons Windows Vista is unable to map them and kept on showing the popup balloon “Could not reconnect all network drives. Click here to check the status of your network drives.”

Double clicking the shared folders in Windows Explorer displays a logon prompt with the following error “The system detected a possible attempt to compromise security. Please ensure that you can contact the server that authenticated you”. Keying in the username and password will allow the shared folder accessible again. This is troublesome and you can automate connecting to shared folders and supplying the username and password at the same time by using the Net Use command line.

The more easier method is just to create a batch file using Simple Network Drive Connector. All you need to do is select the drive letter that you want to associate with the network drive, then enter the location of the drive of folder, if you are not sure you can click the Browse button to look for it on your network. Then finally supply the username and password that is set on the shared folder’s computer. To create multiple connections to shared folder, click add details to auto connect file. Once you’ve done, click create the autoconnect file button and it will create a connect.bat file. Simply run the connect.bat file and it will auto connect to all the shared folders.

create net use batch file

It is said to only works in Vista but it works on Windows 7.

Download Simple Network Drive Connector


One Response to “Fix “Could not reconnect all network drives” with Net Use Command”
  1. Clayton says:

    This is not working for me. I put some ‘pauses’ in the script it built to see what was happening and it is running this before my wireless is connected…

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