1.    29 Nov 2015 #1
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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3DPiper 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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  3.    01 Dec 2015 #3
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    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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  4.    01 Dec 2015 #4
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    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
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    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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