Disable Mapped Drive Reconnect Warning

by Eric Geier [Published on 10 May 2011 / Last Updated on 9 April 2010]

Stop the annoying error message about unavailable mapped network drives or shares.

If you use network drive mapping, you probably know about that annoying message after booting up. If Windows can’t connect to mapped network drives or shares when booting up you get an error message. However, if it’s common for them to be unavailable, you might want to disable the warning with this registry hack:


Key: Network

Value Name: RestoreDiskChecked

DWORD Value: 0 = disabled, 1 = enabled

The Author — Eric Geier

Eric Geier (Dayton, Ohio) is a Freelance  Tech Writer and Author specializing in computer networking. He's also the Founder and Owner of NoWiresSecurity, which provides a hosted cloud-based RADIUS service to help businesses easily secure their Wi-Fi networks with the Enterprise (802.1X) mode of WPA/WPA2 security. He’s also the Founder and Owner of On Spot Techs, which provides on-site computer and technology services.

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