"Michael Cecil" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>I had no problems with networking and sharing files, etc. Even this is
> really a cosmetic annoyance. I've mapped a shared folder on my server
> onto my Vista workstation using Windows Explorer.
> When I rename it from "Shared (\\SERVER)" to just "SERVER" it displays a
> red X on the little networked drive icon in explorer. It still works fine
> however. I was just wondering if there was a way to rename it without
> getting the incorrect red X.
Are you on a wireless connection? Does the red X go away after you access
the mapped drive? On my notebook mapped drives have the red X. If I do
something that accesses the drive then the next time I look in Explorer the
red X has gone away. After a while it comes back. As it doesn't affect the
way things work I've always just ignored it. In my case I've always assumed
it has something to do with the wireless connection. My notebook goes
through two wireless connections to get to my server, one to the router,
then a wireless bridge to the server. On a workstation on the same switch as
the server I don't see this behavior. It would be interesting to find out
what is really going on.
Microsoft MVP - Shell/User