How to disconnect a directory connected to a drive letter

  1. Posts : 65
    Windows 10

    How to disconnect a directory connected to a drive letter

    Some months ago I associated a directory on a work group computer to a drive:

    Downloads (\\ (Y:)

    The IP is no longer correct, however I cannot find where to remove this association.

    Suggestions, please.

    [I downloaded the spread sheet of this forum, however I do not know what to search for that could answer my question - suggestion please]


    Version: 21H2
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  2. Posts : 8,107
    windows 10

    o remove a mapped network drive from Command Prompt, use these steps:

    Open Start.
    Search for Command Prompt, right-click the top result, and select the Run as administrator option.
    Type the following command to delete the mapped network drive on Windows 10 and press Enter: net use y: /delete. ...
    Restart your computer.
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  3. Posts : 68,921
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations

    Hello Todd,

    In addition, you can use option 4 or 5 below to disconnect and remove the mapped drive.

    Map Network Drive in Windows 10
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  4. Posts : 65
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    When I try to delete the Drive, I get this message:

    Z: is unavailable....

    Of course it is since that is an incorrect IP. I'm stuck in a circle.

    When I try the cmd method, I get

    'Runnet' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.

    That is for the Z: drive. It worked for the Y: drive.

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  5. Posts : 8,107
    windows 10

    Did you right click on it and disconect first? Just a moment...
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  6. Posts : 65
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    "Did you right click on it and disconnect first?"

    When I right-click, it repeats the last command. I'm not aware of "disconnect" command.


    I rebooted and re-ran the cmd to delete z; and I get

    The network connection could not be found.

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  7. Posts : 2,141
    Windows 11 Pro (latest update ... forever anal)

    I suspect this may require a registry hack to remove (IIRC I think I've been there, done that?)
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