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mapped drive not appearing

#1 Postby dtttm0m » 27 Feb 2012, 19:01

Hi,
I have a mapped drive that is accessible on a system running Windows 7 64 bit at startup. I am wanting to store the recovered data on a NAS on my network thus the need for a mapped drive letter. When I launch photoRec though, the mapped drive is not a possible destination. This is a problem seen on two systems running Windows 7 64 bit, but it is not a problem on a system running Windows 7 32 bit.
Any ideas on how to fix this?
Thanks!

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Re: mapped drive not appearing

#2 Postby cgrenier » 28 Feb 2012, 07:57

If you have assigned a drive letter to the NAS volume, when selecting the destination, you should get a list of all your drives including the NAS. I really don't know why it's not the case under WIndows 7 64-bits.

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Re: mapped drive not appearing

#3 Postby dtttm0m » 29 Feb 2012, 05:02

I'm not really sure why it is either. I can see the drive no problem through DOS and through Windows Explorer, it just isn't listed as an available drive through the photoRec program. I tried restarting the computer, but that didn't help either.

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Re: mapped drive not appearing

#4 Postby Fiona » 29 Feb 2012, 08:52

Did you use TestDisk 64 bit on Win7-64bit?
It's only recommended on Windows 64-bit lacking WOW64 (32-bit virtual machine).

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Re: mapped drive not appearing

#5 Postby dtttm0m » 29 Feb 2012, 16:47

No, I didn't use TestDisk 64 bit. I downloaded the Windows files for both 6.13 and 6.14 from http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Download. Where do I get TestDisk 64 bit? Can you send me a link?

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Re: mapped drive not appearing

#6 Postby Fiona » 29 Feb 2012, 18:47

There is no reason to use TestDisk 64-bit.
In TestdDisk 64-bits, some features are missing.
I was looking for the cause.
I'll test it on my Win7 64-bit machine.

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Re: mapped drive not appearing

#7 Postby dtttm0m » 12 Mar 2012, 20:50

Any update?

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Re: mapped drive not appearing  Topic is solved

#8 Postby Neikius » 16 Mar 2012, 11:07

Solved this in a simple way. Using testdisk 6.13.

1) Open cmd with admin privileges.
2) mklink /d c:\folder \\net-pc\share

And put the appropriate folder/pc/share names

Then you can see that c:\folder from within the testdisk and when you enter the map you will see that you are in \\net-pc\share folder actually.

It didn't work with mapped disk though, only mapped disks I could see were those mounted by domain controller at login.


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