Has anybody used the "Map as drive" under View | Easy access ribbon button of File Explorer in Windows 8.1?
In Windows 7 and earlier, it was always annoying to have to paste in the UNC path to the network folder in question when using the "Map Network Drive" dialog.
In Windows 8, "Map as drive" was a welcome feature since the folder to be mapped defaulted to the current folder in File Explorer and eliminated the need to have to paste the long UNC folder name into the "Folder" textbox of the "Map Network Drive" dialog. Not only is the textbox prefilled for you, it's even disabled.
I noticed on two of my Windows 8.1 machines, the "Map as drive" feature no longer works. When the "Map Network Drive" dialog comes up, the "Folder" textbox is not only empty, you can manually edit the value.
I have a feeling that somebody complained about the textbox being uneditable and in the course of re-enabling the editability of the textbox also removed the behavior of setting the folder name to the current folder.
This sucks! I liked the behavior in Windows 8.0. We're now right back to the old behavior in Windows 7.