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How delete/disconnect a network drive.

  1. #1


    Scully Guest

    How delete/disconnect a network drive.

    I recently formatted a network drive that I have, as I was changing the way I
    store stuff on my network drives. However when I re-connected the drive I
    realised I had not disconnected it first. As a result of this I cannot remap
    the network drive to the computer. Everytime I try I get the message.

    ' The network folder specified is currently mapped using a different user
    name and password. To connect using a different user name and password, first
    disconnect any existing mappings to this network share.'

    Windows explorer shows the old drive there. When i right click on it and
    select the disconnect option I get

    'This network connection does not exist'

    when i right click on computer and select disconnect network drive option it
    shows the drive i want to remove however when i select it and click OK to
    disconnect i get the message

    ' F:, connected to (there are 2 chinese symbols here), could not be
    disconnected because an error has occured:
    This network connection does not exist.'

    Can anyone help me with the problem.

    Many thanks in advance
    --
    I'm not mad the voices in my head keep telling me so!

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  3. #2


    Robert L \(MS-MVP\) Guest

    Re: How delete/disconnect a network drive.

    You may want to use net command to delete the drives. This post may help,

    Cant disconnect Network drive in vistaTry this command: net use * /d. -- Bob
    Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE ... Ive got a desktop pc with Vista ultimate and an
    acer laptop with xp installed. ...
    http://www.chicagotech.net/netforums...d7564f0ea52a8b


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    http://www.HowToNetworking.com


    "Scully" <Scully@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    >I recently formatted a network drive that I have, as I was changing the way
    >I
    > store stuff on my network drives. However when I re-connected the drive I
    > realised I had not disconnected it first. As a result of this I cannot
    > remap
    > the network drive to the computer. Everytime I try I get the message.
    >
    > ' The network folder specified is currently mapped using a different user
    > name and password. To connect using a different user name and password,
    > first
    > disconnect any existing mappings to this network share.'
    >
    > Windows explorer shows the old drive there. When i right click on it and
    > select the disconnect option I get
    >
    > 'This network connection does not exist'
    >
    > when i right click on computer and select disconnect network drive option
    > it
    > shows the drive i want to remove however when i select it and click OK to
    > disconnect i get the message
    >
    > ' F:, connected to (there are 2 chinese symbols here), could not be
    > disconnected because an error has occured:
    > This network connection does not exist.'
    >
    > Can anyone help me with the problem.
    >
    > Many thanks in advance
    > --
    > I'm not mad the voices in my head keep telling me so!


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    Re: How delete/disconnect a network drive.

    This works on XP and I guess a similar procedure will work in Vista...
    First, you need have a "Shared Folder" on your hard drive. If you haven't got one already, create a new folder on your hard drive called "Shared", then right-click it and select properties. Click the Sharing tab and tick the "Share this folder" box. Next, click "My Computer" and in the Tools Menu, click "Map Network Drive". Notice the little down-arrow next to the drive letter shown. Click the arrow to get a list of letters. Select the one you want to delete, then browse for your Shared folder and select it. By this means, you will assign the drive letter to a real folder. Make sure the "reconnect at login" box is un-ticked. Click the Finish button to get a warning. Answer YES and the Shared folder will open. Close it. Next, right-click the drive in My Computer and select disconnect. Ah, I hear you say, but it is still there! Re-boot and have another look - enjoy!
    Ted

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