Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Documentation

Mounted Drive is Not Visible in PowerShell


To connect to file systems from Windows instances, the NFS Client must first be installed. Be sure to follow the installation procedure found in Mounting File Systems From Windows Instances before proceeding with troubleshooting.

Symptom: After installing Windows NFS client, you can successfully mount the file system from either Windows File Explorer or the Command Prompt (CMD) using mount or net use commands. However, the file system drive is not visible in PowerShell.

Cause: A known issue exists where drives mapped from outside PowerShell aren't visible from within PowerShell.

Solution: Unmount the file system and remount the file system within PowerShell, using options to make it visible in File Explorer and in the CMD application.

To unmount a file system using the CMD prompt
To map a drive in PowerShell and make it visible