How do I get rid of two "phantom" network shares?

  1. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 Professional

    How do I get rid of two "phantom" network shares?

    Tricky one for me, hope you can help.

    I created three network shares all pointing to the USB HDD "NAS" coming off my router. Only ONE is actually mapped but all three are accessible via drilling down under Network. I want to delete two of them, except the actual mapped drive with the green arrow pointing to it in the following picture:

    How do I get rid of two "phantom" network shares?-network.png

    I can't find a way to do it in Windows. Do I have to login to my Router and do it from there?
    The Router uses some built-in software and I forget it's weird name. Maybe Twonky?

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  2. Posts : 5,024
    Windows 10/11 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Networking, Storage, Cybersecurity Specialty.


    Login to the Router and clear all the NAS related shares - not the content.
    Then re-create the main folder on the HDD that you want, i.e. Share-LAN.
    Map the new folder to a X, Y, Z unused drive and it should be available for your use.

    Be sure that "Network Discovery" is enabled on all the systems that you want to map this drive to.
    Those settings can be found in the Network and Sharing Center.

    Hope this helps.

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  3. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 Professional
    Thread Starter


    I get the idea and will give it a go. Thanks, mate.
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