Disconnect Non-Mapped Network Drives in Windows

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I have a Seagate Central at home acting as a NAS and was already connected to one of the shared folders which was password protected. When I tried to connect to my wife’s shared folder to copy some files, I got this error:

non mapped network drive error

Hmmm, cryptic error but I was already aware that I was connected to my current share so I had to disconnect. But how?

First off, I issued this command to see my existing shares:

see existing shares

Seeing that I was still connected to a network share named home, I then deleted the connection:

delete current connected share

After that, when I tried accessing the intended shared folder, I no longer got an error but I was prompted for a user name and password:

login to network share

Which I happily obliged to put in the required user name and password. After that I was able to access my wife’s shared folder and get the family pictures I needed. Hope this helps ^_^

 

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spock December 17, 2015 at 9:14 pm

Wow, MS really needs to get their act together, this drove me nuts on my small office network

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