Map Drives in Vista… WTF?

This one is blog worthy: I’m in Windows Explorer in Vista. I need to map the current folder to a drive. In Windows XP there used to be a "Map Drive" button up on the toolbar. I can’t seem to see anything like that in Vista:


On a quick google search, I follow this post that explains how to get to the "map drive" feature. Essentially, what we have to do is to hit Alt, which causes the classic menu to show up:


…and then we can find the "Map Network Drive…" option under Tools:


that is… hmmmm… what can I say without hurt somebody else’s feeling really bad… Ouch!

How the heck is a regular user supposed to find out about something like that?? Granted, a regular user probably wouldn’t be looking for such option, but they are likely to look for things like Edit-Copy and things like that…

  1. #1 by Steve on October 31, 2007 - 8:41 am

    I somehow managed to make my classic menu "stick" in my folders.  I don\’t know how I did it now (and if I wanted to make it go away, I can\’t see how!).  But there does seem to be a lack of customization in what you can see in terms of toolbars and menus in Vista folders.  But I\’m still learning!  Go into Folder Options and you\’ll see in the View tab that there is an option "Always show menus".  Mine is off, so I guess that\’s not what make my classic menu appear.  But maybe you can try that.  Again, most normal users wouldn\’t know about that, unfortunately.

  2. #2 by Claudio on October 31, 2007 - 2:49 pm

    Thanks, Steve. I\’ll check that out.
    I\’m still not convinced about this Vista thingy.  🙂

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