Missing Drive Letters

If you've mapped a network drive to shared folders on other computers across the network, you might discover that the drive letters aren't showing up in Windows Explorer when you use the Work Online Without Synchronizing Changes option over a VPN connection in XP Pro. The mapping is still in place but the icon that represents the mapping is missing. You can fix this by applying the latest service pack or a hotfix available from Microsoft. Or you can use this quick runaround:

1. Click Start | Run.
2. Type cmd in the Open box.
3. Click OK.
4. At the command prompt, type the drive letter of the mapped drive, followed by a colon.
5. Press ENTER.