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Mapped network drives do not show in a browser window

The Problem

Fairly often, we seem to get a client who cannot see their mapped network drives when looking for them via an application’s browse dialog window. Mapped network drives do not show in a browser window

The Fix

It appears that the issue is to do with the program that opens the dialog box and correlates with having UAC enabled. We need to add/change the following value:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System] “EnableLinkedConnections”=dword:00000001

I’ve added the registry item here so you can simply double click the file to add it to the registry. Reboot the computer afterwards.