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"could not reconnect all network drives"

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  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows XP
May 28, 2004 7:45:48 PM

I get the above message on startup out of my taskbar. I assume the mapped network drive this is referring to is a drive that I no longer connect to (I mapped my roommate's shared drive when we were on a network in my last apartment), but of course there is no possibility of connecting to this drive anymore since I moved.

The problem is that I'll go to My Computer and try to disconnect network drives, and Windows will tell me that I have no network drives to disconnect. I was expecting a drive icon with a red X through it, showing that it isn't available. Instead, I seem to have a phantom drive that I can't seem to unmap, yet is being searched for on startup.

Can anyone help me with this?

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June 3, 2004 3:20:13 AM

You should be able to delete the network drive if you know the drive letter that it was associated with.

For instance, if it was Z: you could do the following from a command prompt (type cmd in the start menu --> run box and press return)..

net use z: /delete

June 7, 2004 1:31:37 AM

Woo-hoo! You were right on, and after going through the entire alphabet (could not remember the exact drive letter), I no longer receive the message. Thanks Digital!