ALERT: network shares not visible in file explorer

Brass Contributor

In WIndows11 I cannot see network shares in file explorer.
If I create a new network share associated with a letter (X for example), in the list of disks and shares in file explorer I don't see the X drive to be able to access it quickly.
Unfortunately, I am forced to access through the DOS window by entering commands from the DOS command prompt.
How can I solve?

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You could try that in explorer? Not sure what you're issue is?


I have tried all the solutions but have not solved anything.
i tried to install the latest updates as well (kb5010795) but i can't see network drives in file explorer (i only access from DOS commands)




There's no policy active which hides certain drives?
Absolutely NO. In Windows 10 i don't have any problem
best response confirmed by FCatalano (Brass Contributor)


Thanks, I finally solved it.
The useful solution for me is this which I report below (taken from your link):

Detail to configure the EnableLinkedConnections registry entry

  1. In Registry Editor, locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \ System
  2. Right-click Configuration, select New, and then select DWORD (32-bit) Value.
  3. Name the new registry entry as EnableLinkedConnections.
  4. Double-click the EnableLinkedConnections registry entry.
  5. In the Edit DWORD Value dialog box, type 1 in the Value data field, and then select OK.
  6. Exit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.



Good to hear it's fixed!