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How to list the mapped drives of a computer ?

I would like to get all the mapped drives of a machine in a file.

Is it possible and how may I proceed ?


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Manage Mapped Drive Remotely (List, Add, Remove) with IDEAL Administration

Yes, it is effectively possible to realize such an inventory with IDEAL Administration.

First, download the free 30 day version of our software if you have not installed it yet: Download IDEAL Administration.

Once installed, just execute it under a domain admin account.

Our tool offers several possibilities in order to do manage and list mapped drives:

  • 1) List and manage network drives on remote computers:

Use the right click on the computer, "Properties", "Devices", "Network drives" tab.
You can manage all your network drives remotely by using the Action menu (List, Add, Remove).

IDEAL Administration - Manage Network Drives

  • 2) Execute an inventory in database:

"Inventory" menu, "Systems", "Network drives". You can inventory several computers at once and export these information in a CSV or HTML file.

  • 3) Export to a .csv file using WMI :

"Tools" menu, "Options", "WMI" tab. Configure the WMI properties by adding the "Win32_MappedLogicalDisk" classe if it does not exist yet in the list.

Then, right click on a computer, and choose "WMI properties". Select in the list "Win32_MappedLogicalDisk".

- The "DeviceID" property indicates the letter of the mapped drive.

- The "ProviderName" property indicates the network path name to the logical device.

- The "VolumeName" property indicates the volume name of the logical disk

Clicking the "Export" button, you can define information to export in a .csv file.

The "Win32_LogicalDisk" WMI class can also be useful ("DriveType" = 4).

  • 4) Using a DOS command : NET USE

Right click on the computer, then "Command prompt". The NET USE command lists all the computer's connection. Then the result can be redirected to a text file.

Last modification: 09/23/2019

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