Cannot Unmap (Disconnect) Network Drive


G

Guest

Windows XP. I have a mapped network drive that I cannot unmap. I originally
mapped the drive to point to a shared folder on one of my servers. For some
reason, it now points to another server. When I try to disconnect the drive
I get the message:

The network connection could not be found.

However, when I double-click the drive it comes up in explorer, and I am in
a folder on a server that is different than the one originally mapped. The
drive name is displayed as "Disconnected Network Drive (H:)". How may I
disconnect this drive so that I can remap it correctly? Thanks for the help.
 
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Tom Porterfield

Chaplain said:
Windows XP. I have a mapped network drive that I cannot unmap. I originally
mapped the drive to point to a shared folder on one of my servers. For some
reason, it now points to another server. When I try to disconnect the drive
I get the message:

The network connection could not be found.

However, when I double-click the drive it comes up in explorer, and I am in
a folder on a server that is different than the one originally mapped. The
drive name is displayed as "Disconnected Network Drive (H:)". How may I
disconnect this drive so that I can remap it correctly? Thanks for the help.

From a command prompt try the following:

net use h: /d

If that doesn't work, try browsing my network places and if you see it
there, delete it.
--
Tom Porterfield
MS-MVP Windows
http://support.telop.org

Please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup only.
 
G

Guest

I did all the things you suggested, and none immediately resolved the
problem. However, once I rebooted, the errant drive was gone. Thus, one or
more of your tips plus the reboot did the trick.. Thanks and God bless for
helping.
 
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jbitz

Hi,
I just had this problem and fixed it. I did the following:

Open a command prompt by going to Start>Run>CMD>enter> . Once your in
the command prompt type the following:


net use /persistent:no


after doing this exit the command prompt and reboot your computer. Now
when you log in all of your mapped drives should be gone and you can
remap the ones you need.
 

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