Unable to remove disconnected share


  1. Posts : 18
    windows 10 x64
       #1

    Unable to remove disconnected share


    I was trying to (forget?) a smb share. I right-clicked, and did "Disconnect". Instead, it seems to have totally removed it, but it still shows up, and it errors out saying that it can't connect to it any longer. When I right-click on it, there doesn't seem to be any way to remove the share.
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  2. Eagle51's Avatar
    Posts : 1,471
    Win10 Home x64 - 1809
       #2

    Hey droidus,
    Open Command Prompt as Admin ... Try using the net use command to delete the share.
    net use - list shares
    net use x: /delete - deletes share (replace x: with the share letter you want to delete)
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  3. Posts : 18
    windows 10 x64
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I am guessing the drive letter would be under "Local", but I don't see any, and the drive still shows up in explorer with a letter.
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  4. Eagle51's Avatar
    Posts : 1,471
    Win10 Home x64 - 1809
       #4

    Yea it should, try using regular Command Prompt ...

    C:\Users\eagle>net use
    New connections will be remembered.


    Status Local Remote Network

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    OK X: \\192.168.1.x\User Microsoft Windows Network
    OK Y: \\192.168.1.x\TempFiles Microsoft Windows Network
    OK Z: \\192.168.1.x\ShareDrive Microsoft Windows Network
    The command completed successfully.
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  5. Posts : 18
    windows 10 x64
    Thread Starter
       #5

    It shows up there, but again, without a local drive letter (the status is OK, oddly enough).
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  6. Eagle51's Avatar
    Posts : 1,471
    Win10 Home x64 - 1809
       #6

    It shows up there, but again, without a local drive letter (the status is OK, oddly enough).
    Not sure what's up with that, but you can also check/remove it in the registry ...

    1. Open regedit and navigate to following key ...
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MountPoints2

    2. You should see entries under MountPoints2 like ...
    ##192.168.1.x#User
    ##192.168.1.x#TempFiles
    ##192.168.1.x#ShareDrive

    3. You can Right Click and Delete the appropriate key

    Note: I would export the key first, just to be on the safe side :)
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  7. Posts : 18
    windows 10 x64
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Backup'd and deleted, but it's still there. Maybe upon reboot it will go away?
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  8. Eagle51's Avatar
    Posts : 1,471
    Win10 Home x64 - 1809
       #8

    Yea, I would try a reboot .
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  9. Eagle51's Avatar
    Posts : 1,471
    Win10 Home x64 - 1809
       #9

    If a reboot doesn't fix the issue check the following

    1. Open regedit and navigate to the following key ...
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Network

    2. Under Network you should see the Drive Letters associated with your shares.
    Example ...
    X
    Y
    Z

    3. Right Click and Delete the appropriate key

    Note: I would export the key first, just to be on the safe side.
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