Network Drive not Accessible Issues
Are you aware of the various reasons due to which network drive is not accessible and need tips to fix the issues?
Network drive in computing is a file server in a computer that is attached to a network. The file server handles the primary purpose of giving a location for shared disk access, i.e. shared storage of computer files. It can be the locations of your documents, sound files, photographs, movies, images, databases, etc. The locations of the files and the files can be accessed by the workstations that are attached to the computer network. The term server highlights the role of the machine in the client–server scheme, where the clients are the workstations using the storage. In normal cases, the file servers do not perform any calculations and do not run any program on behalf of the clients. The primary intension of the file servers is to enable the rapid storage and retrieval of data, where the heavy computation is provided by the workstations. You may at times face some issues with the network drive in your computer and may find it inaccessible.
The various reasons due to which network drive is not accessible and the methods or techniques to get rid of these problems are:
- Reasons of network drive not accessible
- Tips to fix the issues
Reasons of network drive not accessible
You may at times face some issues while accessing the network drive in your computer. This can be due to some user permission related issues that are preventing your access to your network drive. This issue can also occur due to some malware infections present in your computer, barring you from accessing the network drive.
You may find the following symptoms when you encounter a network drive not accessible issue in your computer. As you try to connect to the other computer, you will get the error message displaying "Name is not accessible. You may not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions" or "Access Denied".
You can easily fix the issues by navigating to 'Start', then 'Run' and type 'regedit' and press 'Enter'. Here you can locate the key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEM', then 'CurrentControlSet', 'Control Lsa' and change the value of a key called 'restrictanonymous' to 0 instead of 1 or 2. Make sure that you do not change 'restrictanonymoussam' value. The value need to be 'REG_DWORD' and 'Hexadecimal Base'. After that, you can restart your computer and access the resources on that computer. If you have malware issues in your computer, you can update your antivirus program and fix all the malware issues.
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