Windows 10: Remove Media Devices Solved

  1.    29 Nov 2015 #1

    Remove Media Devices


    Our desktop used to be our only PC. Everyone had an account and logged in to use it.
    We now all have our own notebooks. I removed all the accounts on the PC but the main admin.
    We have upgraded to Windows 10. I notice under windows explorer/network there are still old media devices based on the old accounts I have deleted. How can I delete/remove these media devices?
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  2.    01 Dec 2015 #2

    3DPiper said: View Post
    Our desktop used to be our only PC. Everyone had an account and logged in to use it.
    We now all have our own notebooks. I removed all the accounts on the PC but the main admin.
    We have upgraded to Windows 10. I notice under windows explorer/network there are still old media devices based on the old accounts I have deleted. How can I delete/remove these media devices?
    Have you deleted the old user folders form the c:/users (including hidden files)
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       01 Dec 2015 #3

    If you carried everything over, the registry info would also carry over to update the new registry for 10.

    Try this and see if it works. How To Disconnect Non-Mapped UNC Path in Windows
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    Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.5
       01 Dec 2015 #4

    Try the batch file used to see if that works.

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    Microsoft: There are multiple bugs here, at least to the rest of the world. Please correct them anyway.
    -> If 'net use' reports no drives, neither should Explorer.
    -> A refresh in Explorer should remove the disconnected drives, if 'net use x: /delete' alone doesn't do it -- but it should.
    -> The Explorer context menu 'Disconnect' should remove them also.
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    It seems by trial and error that the system has to be rebooted, logoff/on or Explorer killed in order to get the icon and drive from showing up on the computer list. This seems a bit illogical.
    A small kill explorer batchfile will fix the issue without logoff/on or reboot like:
    @echo off
    net use * /delete /y
    taskkill /f /IM explorer.exe
    explorer.exe
    Note: substitute your own net use [x]: /delete command for specific mapped drive letters
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  5.    01 Dec 2015 #5

    Have you deleted the old user folders form the c:/users (including hidden files)
    Bingo!
    I had to boot to safe mode so I could delete the folders, but after that and rebooting all extraneous media devices are gone.

    Thanks!
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