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Disconnect non-mapped drive

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From time to time, I have been unable to connect to the UNC path of a network share. The error message I get is:

The network folder specified is currently mapped using a different user name and password

This usually happens when I am remotely connected to another user’s computer. The message is straight-forward enough; so, too, is the solution. You simply need to disconnect from the share. Here’s how:

  1. Open a command line window
  2. Enter the command net use
  3. Find the mapped path in the resulting list
  4. Enter net use \\server\path /delete

That’s going to take care of it, and you should now be able to map the share as you normally would.

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