Network and Internet Disconnect Mapped Network Drive in Windows 11


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

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.


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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