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Cannot disconnect mapped drive

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by humbletech99, Jan 26, 2007.

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  1. humbletech99

    humbletech99 Thread Starter

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    I can't disconnect some drives that are mapped on a WinXP Pro workstation. I wanted to remove the drive mapping names as they were badly outdated and so deleted the registry key

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComputerDescriptions

    where the entries were found and then rebooted.

    Now the connections show up as "Disconnected Network Drive" but all still work. However, I can't disconnect any of them and the "Disconnected Network Drive" will not update to the name of the machine/share even when I go into the share and use it.

    Really, this is a test machine because I wanted to apply a reg via policyto clear out the strings on logon/logoff so that these were fixed all over the company. I don't understand why this thing is misbehaving though, the key get's recreated and has the name of one machine, but not the others...

    Any ideas how I can fix this?
     
  2. TheDude5555

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    Have you tried the "net use" command yet?
     
  3. humbletech99

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    yes I tried that but it says the network drive cannot be found...
     
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