Once a drive is mapped (or mounted), you’ll be able to read or write files from the shared storage or shared resource, accessing it in the same way you would any other drive located on your computer. Several computers can map their drives to the shared storage area (shared resource) and benefit from the networked space.
If you regularly or frequently need to access folders or files held on a server, without having to check your computer, cloud drive, or browsing the network, mapping a drive will save you more time and hassles.
Mapped drives are ideal particularly for organizations or institutions that hold documents on servers.
How can I delete mapped network drives on Windows 10?
- Use Revo Uninstaller Pro
- Use File Explorer to delete mapped network drives
- Use Command Prompt to delete mapped network drives
1. Use Revo Uninstaller Pro
Revo Uninstaller Pro is a software that does what the default Windows uninstaller does, but better. It will permanently delete files, uninstall any program, and empty the recycle bin as well.
The software comes with neat new features such as command-line uninstall support, scanning your device for random leftover files, and an incorporated database containing all the programs available to you.
In addition, the program has a Quick Uninstall feature, which allows you to queue multiple uninstallations in a row for the program to manage, removing the tedious manual process that you usually have to do. Lastly, the software will alert you if there are any files left after you uninstall something, and it will clean them for you if you want to.
Note: If you’re unsure whether your organization has mapped drives, check with your network administrator whether these are already set up on your computer. Alternatively, you can do the following:
- Press the Windows button + E
- Choose Computer (or This PC) on the left pane
- Look at the Network locations for mapped drives
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2. Use File Explorer to delete mapped network drives
- Right-click Start then select File Explorer or press the Windows button + E.
- Choose Computer (or This PC) on the left panel.
- Look at the Network locations for mapped drives.
- Right-click on the mapped network drive you want to remove/delete
- If your mapped drive is on a network location, right-click and select Disconnect. If it is on a network folder or FTP site, right-click and select Delete.
Once you do the above, the mapped network drives should disappear, or stop showing on your computer. Most users don’t know what to do when the Windows key stops working. Check out this guide and be a step ahead. If you’re having any file explorer issues, check the link below.
Note: to restore mapped network drives, you have to create them all over again.
3. Use Command Prompt to delete mapped network drives
- Right-click Start button.
- Select Command Prompt.
3. Type: net use drive letter/delete (for example, if you have a drive mapping using letter G, type net use G:/delete).