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    • Mr.Generous
    • By Mr.Generous 21st Sep 16, 7:41 AM
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    reconnect your remote drive
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    • 21st Sep 16, 7:41 AM
    reconnect your remote drive 21st Sep 16 at 7:41 AM
    Hi,

    Small but annoying prob in W10, I use a remote HD to back up and ever since doing a backup (or it might have been an SD card in phone or sat nav device) the PC keeps opening a window saying something like reconnect your remote drive.

    Is it because of my backup settings and I'm due to backup or just a general windows warning that a particular drive cant be found?

    Any help appreciated.
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    • Fightsback
    • By Fightsback 21st Sep 16, 9:39 AM
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    • 21st Sep 16, 9:39 AM
    Too scant in detail, more info needed as to the set up. For example is the drive a NAS drive or or just a USB drive plugged into the back of your router using the USB port.
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    • Mr.Generous
    • By Mr.Generous 21st Sep 16, 9:06 PM
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    • 21st Sep 16, 9:06 PM
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    • 21st Sep 16, 9:06 PM
    ok sorry, drive is a portable hd plugged into usb socket. I know that when I plug in a usb stick, kindle, sat nav etc they show as an additional drive so it could be any of them, all have been connected over the years to various computers but I never had warnings with any previous operating system until Win10.
    • kwikbreaks
    • By kwikbreaks 21st Sep 16, 9:20 PM
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    • 21st Sep 16, 9:20 PM
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    • 21st Sep 16, 9:20 PM
    Have you ever mounted a USB drive within a folder on your main drive? I'm guessing that might lead to this message.
    • debitcardmayhem
    • By debitcardmayhem 21st Sep 16, 9:25 PM
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    • 21st Sep 16, 9:25 PM
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    • 21st Sep 16, 9:25 PM
    Or perhaps there is a scheduled backup set?
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    • Mr.Generous
    • By Mr.Generous 22nd Sep 16, 10:36 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 10:36 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 10:36 PM
    I'll copy and paste the message next time it comes up. It only ever happens when you are in the middle of something - such as 3 min chess!!
    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 23rd Sep 16, 9:43 AM
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    • 23rd Sep 16, 9:43 AM
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    • 23rd Sep 16, 9:43 AM
    Did you have a drive mapped to one of these devices that are no longer connected ?
    Click the folder icon at the bottom, then click "this pc" on the left.
    See what the computer is expecting to find
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    • Biggles
    • By Biggles 24th Sep 16, 8:45 AM
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    • 24th Sep 16, 8:45 AM
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    • 24th Sep 16, 8:45 AM
    It wouldn't be 'Could not reconnect all network drives', would it? That's what I get when I boot up in the morning ever since the big update to Win10 on Wednesday.

    And, when I click 'This PC' in File Explorer, it shows a large red X by that drive. Oddly, however, if I click on it, I can access the drive, and then when I go back to 'This PC', it shows as accessible again.

    However, my 'smart' backup software isn't backing up to the drive automatically any more, though I can use it to back up manually.
    Last edited by Biggles; 24-09-2016 at 2:03 PM. Reason: Punctuation
    • jshm2
    • By jshm2 24th Sep 16, 9:01 AM
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    • 24th Sep 16, 9:01 AM
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    • 24th Sep 16, 9:01 AM
    Could be you've changed the drive letter of the backup medium.
    • Biggles
    • By Biggles 24th Sep 16, 2:03 PM
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    Could be you've changed the drive letter of the backup medium.
    Originally posted by jshm2
    I think I'd have remembered doing that. I haven't changed anything.
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