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How to connect to disconnected network drives using AutoIt

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Computer A has several drives mapped to drives on computer B.

Both computers are startup each morning, computer A first.

In Start > Computer (Windows Explorer) on A, the mapped drives initially show as Disconnected Network Drive. After running a script that executes FileSelectFolder(), and choosing a mapped drive, Start > Computer shows that drive as Network Drive.

But I am trying to help Melba23 to extend the functionality of his ChooseFileFolder.au3 to do what FileSelectFolder does:

  1. show disconnected mapped drives
  2. allow the user to choose a mapped drive, even if disconnected, i.e. connect to it.

I have found a script on the forum that finds mapped drives, even if they are disconnected:

; Ref: https://www.autoitscript.com/forum/topic/71790-enum-network-connections/

; Ref: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/22963357/explain-vbscript-wmi-query-impersonationlevel-etc#22964203

Local $host = "."
Local $objWMIService = ObjGet("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & $host & "\root\cimv2")
Local $colItems = $objWMIService.ExecQuery ("SELECT * from Win32_NetworkConnection")
Local $conn = 0
For $objItem in $colItems
    $conn += 1
    Local $info = "Name: " & $objItem.Name & @CRLF & "ConnectionState: " & $objItem.ConnectionState & @CRLF _
        & "ConnectionType: " & $objItem.ConnectionType & @CRLF & "LocalName: " & $objItem.LocalName & @CRLF _
        & "RemotePath: " & $objItem.RemotePath
    msgbox(0,"MAP " & $conn,$info)

So it is now possible to add disconnected network drives that are mapped to ChooseFileFolder.au3.

The next step is to connect to one of these drives. How does one connect to a mapped drive?


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