How To Disable Could Not Reconnect All Network Drives Notification In Windows 10
If you have mapped network drives, sometimes Windows 10 shows a notification that it cannot reconnect all network drives. It is OK when a remote destination is down, but the notification is very annoying and redundant when the drive can be reconnected just by visiting it in This PC.
Mapped drives are very convenient as they allow accessing network files and folders just like a regular local drive.
If a mapped network drive wasn't reconnected, any program that tries to access resources on the mapped network drive fails. Windows 10 displays the following notification:
When you create a mapped network drive, there is an option 'Reconnect at logon' which you can check so that every time Windows logs on, they are automatically mounted using the current user's logon credentials.
If you check 'Connect using different credentials', then you can specify a different user name and password.
When Windows 10 logs on, there is a timing issue which causes it to attempt to map the network drives before the network is available. This results in them being unavailable sometimes. If you press Refresh (F5) in File Explorer or double click the drive, they instantly become available.
If you are fed up with the network drive notifications, here are the methods you can use to disable it.
To Disable Could Not Reconnect All Network Drives Notification in Windows 10,
- Open the Registry Editor app.
- Go to the following Registry key.
See how to go to a Registry key with one click.
- On the right, modify or create a new 32-Bit DWORD value RestoreConnection.
Note: Even if you are running 64-bit Windows you must still create a 32-bit DWORD value.
- Leave its value data as 0 to disable the notification message.
- To make the changes done by the Registry tweak take effect, restart Windows 10.
You are done. This will disable the annoying notification for all users. To save your time, you can use the following ready-to-use Registry files.
The undo tweak is included.
Also, you may want to make Windows 10 automatically reconnect the network drives which the OS failed to connect automatically. Here on Winaero, we have a hack that will allow you to do so without using third-party tools. Check out the following tutorial: