Disable “Could not reconnect to all network drives” message

When using network shares in Windows you probably had this warning. it’s a common problem in windows with many unclear solutions. In this guide, you will permanently disable this message on Windows Vista, 7, 8…

Disable Warning Message

First open “Regedit.exe”… click “Start” and type “Regedit” :

Then navigate to : KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\NetworkProvider\

Set or create a new DWORD (Right Click -> New -> Dword) :
Name : “RestoreConnection”
Value : 0

Now restart your computer and the warning message should be disabled.

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Paul Valentine
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Paul Valentine

I had the annoying “Could not reconnect all network drives” on start up and restart for ages and nothing posted seemed to help. I then saw that the Windows 10TP which I dual booted didn’t map my NAS, but added it as a Network Location, result being no annoying “Could not reconnect all network drives”. This solution obviously will not help anyone who needs a Drive Letter for their networked drive, but suits me and a few others I bet. The “Add network location wizard” is well documented on Microsoft website and others.