Error accessing mapped drive >2TB?

Andrey Repin
Mon Sep 21 06:05:00 GMT 2015

Greetings, Brian Inglis!

> $ ls $(cygpath '\\\tools\') # works - list contents
> About_This_Site.txt  ctrl2cap.amd.sys*  Eula.txt
> ...
> $ ls `cygpath '\\\tools\'`  # fails - should be same as
> above 2
> ls: cannot access /cygdrive/c/ No such file or
> directory

Not necessarily. This is why using the backticks is discouraged.
They have weird escaping rules and generally non-obvious.
Stick to $( ... ).

> Windows Explorer drive mappings are not visible from cmd or mintty/bash
> windows, but "net use x: \\\tools" mappings are visible
> from separate cmd and mintty/bash windows as drive X: or /cygdrive/x, but
> x:\ is not accessible from Windows Explorer. 

Are you sure you're looking from the same user session?
If you start mintty/cmd elevated, you won't see drives mapped in Explorer

For me, everything works as expected. Drives mapped in batch file on system
start visible in Explorer without an issue.

With best regards,
Andrey Repin
Monday, September 21, 2015 08:53:08

Sorry for my terrible english...

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