The mapped name of a folder is stuck

  1.    06 Mar 2018 #1

    The mapped name of a folder is stuck

    I can't correct the name of a mapped folder. I can disconnect it but when i recreate it back with the desired name it still keeps the old name. I initially messed it up when I tried to change the name from lower case to upper case in file explorer.

    Drive: X
    Folder: \\TOWER\0 SYNCHRONIZ

    0 SYN(\\T)(X)

    The link still displays the correct folder named "0 SYNCHRONIZ"
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  2.    06 Mar 2018 #2

    Try disconnecting then map using IP instead of name maybe NetBIOS hasn't updated
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  3. Posts : 1,078
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       06 Mar 2018 #3

    Disconnect it once more then use RegEdit to delete the relevant entry within HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Network

    This should destroy its memory of the previous name.

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  4.    06 Mar 2018 #4

    Try3 said: View Post
    Disconnect it once more then use RegEdit to delete the relevant entry within HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Network

    This should destroy its memory of the previous name.

    With it disconnected, there is no mapped drive X in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Network. With the drive re-mapped, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Network contains \\TOWER\0 SYNCHRONIZ as it should, but File Explorer displays 0 SYN(\\T)(X) as before.
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  5. Posts : 1,078
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       07 Mar 2018 #5

    I have never had to do anything else to remove an old network drive mapping. [The mapped drives I have are all listed even though they are not currently connected].

    If I understand the situation correctly -
    • You have mapped \\TOWER\0 SYNCHRONIZ and that is confirmed by HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Network
    • But File explorer insists that you have mapped to a [removable?] drive you have called 0 SYN that is connected to the network computer called T instead

    1 Does HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Network contain an entry for 0 SYN or \\T at all?
    2 Does HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Portable Devices\Devices contain 0 SYN as a 'FriendlyName' entry?
    3 Can 0 SYN be found in your Registry elsewhere [such as HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Shares]?

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  6.    07 Mar 2018 #6

    I searched the registry for "0 SYN" (Match whole string only.). Not found.

    I searched the registry for "0 SYN" (Not only matching the whole string.) Results:


    HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Explorer/Map Network drive MRU/b/ \\TOWER\0 SYNCHRONIZ

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Explorer/MountPoints2/##Tower#0 synchroniz/LabelFromReg/ 0 SYN(\\T)

    I fixed the problem by modifying "0 SYN(\\T)" to be "0 SYNCHRONIZ(\\TOWER)"
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  7. Posts : 1,078
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       07 Mar 2018 #7


    I am glad it has been resolved.

    I had not found those MountPoints2 keys because I had unwisely limited my search to Names [Values] and Data fields i.e. skipping Keys.

    An incidental comment about HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MountPoints2
    - My own entries for mounted external drives on network computers all use the Name field _LabelFromDesktopINI [REG_SZ] rather than the LabelFromReg you found. I have no idea what the significance of the difference is.

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