Cannot map a network drive


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Guest

Hello,

Running XP Pro SP2.

I have a small home network and have previously shared drives on my main
computer to allow file sharing from a couple of other workstations (laptop,
wife etc.) all was working fine until one day I disconnected the mapped drive
on the laptop and then tried to re-map it.

Now everything is wonky and I get the following error 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."

This exact error is listed on the MS support site and claims it is resolved
in SP2 however I have SP2 already installed on the main computer and the
laptop.

Anyone have any idea how to work around this known issue?

Thanks,
 
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Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]

titan5 said:
Hello,

Running XP Pro SP2.

I have a small home network and have previously shared drives on my
main computer to allow file sharing from a couple of other
workstations (laptop, wife etc.) all was working fine until one day I
disconnected the mapped drive on the laptop and then tried to re-map
it.

Now everything is wonky and I get the following error 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."

This exact error is listed on the MS support site and claims it is
resolved in SP2 however I have SP2 already installed on the main
computer and the laptop.

Anyone have any idea how to work around this known issue?

Thanks,

Type this in a command prompt:

net use * /del

Then try re-mapping the drive.

I like to control drive mappings via login scripts - you can just create
batch files for this purpose and put them on the desktop, or in Startup.

net use * /del
net use x: \\server\share /persistent:no
net use y: \\server\anothershare /persistent:no
net use z: \\server\yetanothershare /persistent:no
 

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