From Windows Vista onwards, all Microsoft systems have the User Account Control feature, or just UAC. This feature is designed to improve the security of the operating system.
One of the side effects of this feature is that your network drives are inaccessible to programs that you run with administrator access.
Let's give an example, try running Total Commander with augmented administrator privileges, and you will not see the drive units on your network. Think about running apps as a manager on a regular basis.
In this article, we'll see how to enable access to mapped network drives in enhanced rights apps.
Windows 10, 8, 7 and Vista come with a special policy option that unlocks network drives for Administrator accounts:
Open Registry Editor (Win + R type regedit and press enter).
Follow the route:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \ System
If you do not have this key, just create it.
Create a new DWORD value named EnableLinkedConnections, and set it to 1.
Restart your computer and you're ready.
You can now access your network units even if your programs run with administrator privileges.