Network and Internet Disconnect Mapped Network Drive in Windows 11


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You can Map a network drive to access shared files on it from File Explorer in Windows without having to look for it or type its network address each time.

This tutorial will show you how to disconnect a mapped network drive for your account in Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Disconnect Selected Mapped Network Drive from Command Bar in File Explorer
  • Option Two: Disconnect Mapped Network Drive by Right Click on Network Drive in File Explorer
  • Option Three: Disconnect Mapped Network Drive from Command Bar in File Explorer
  • Option Four: Disconnect Mapped Network Drive from This PC in Navigation Pane of File Explorer
  • Option Five: Disconnect Mapped Network Drive using Command
  • Option Six: Disconnect All Mapped Network Drives using Command




Option One

Disconnect Selected Mapped Network Drive from Command Bar in File Explorer


1 Open This PC in File Explorer (Win+E).

2 Select the mapped network drive. (see screenshot below)

3 Click/tap on the See more (3 dots) button on the command bar, and click/tap on Disconnect network drive.

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Option Two

Disconnect Mapped Network Drive by Right Click on Network Drive in File Explorer


1 Open This PC in File Explorer (Win+E).

2 Right click or press and hold on the mapped network drive, and click/tap on Disconnect. (see screenshot below)

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Option Three

Disconnect Mapped Network Drive from Command Bar in File Explorer


1 Open This PC in File Explorer (Win+E).

2 Click/tap on the See more (3 dots) button on the command bar, and click/tap on Disconnect network drive. (see screenshot below)

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3 Select the mapped network drive you want to disconnect, and click/tap on OK.

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Option Four

Disconnect Mapped Network Drive from This PC in Navigation Pane of File Explorer


1 Open This PC in File Explorer (Win+E).

2 Right click or press and hold on This PC in the navigation pane, and click/tap on Disconnect network drive. (see screenshot below)

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3 Select the mapped network drive you want to disconnect, and click/tap on OK.

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Option Five

Disconnect Mapped Network Drive using Command


1 Open Windows Terminal, and select either Windows PowerShell or Command Prompt.

2 Type the command below into Windows Terminal, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

net use <drive letter>: /Delete

Substitute <drive letter> in the command above with the actual drive letter (ex: "Z") of the mapped network drive you want to disconnect.

For example: net use Z: /Delete


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Option Six

Disconnect All Mapped Network Drives using Command


1 Open Windows Terminal, and select either Windows PowerShell or Command Prompt.

2 Copy and paste the command below into Windows Terminal, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

net use * /Delete /Y

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That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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