We have a media server at my home and it has two drives on it mapped as F: and G: that originated from my Windows 10 desktop.
It was most easy to just keep them as F and G on the server (There's also the obvious C which is just the OS and some small utilities) as several of my media programs already point to F and G and updating all that was getting to be a pain (I'm looking at you Media Monkey).
Anyway, what I've done, which works great, is to just Map both of those drives to be F and G on my desktop and, presto, all my desktop apps now find their content right where they "always were".
However, I've run into an unwanted side effect. Obviously I'd like the server to sleep when not in use but find that simply opening File Explorer on the desktop, or opening ANY file dialog in ANY program wakes up the server as it goes to connect to F and G.
Is there a way to connect these drives but only when desired so as to avoid the unintentional wake up?