Windows 10: Disconnected Network Drive or Folder

Discus and support Disconnected Network Drive or Folder in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Perhaps someone out there has a simple solution to this. I have two computers running Windows 10, and one of those computers has a mapped network drive... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/RegenRegn, Feb 14, 2020 at 7:07 PM.

  1. Disconnected Network Drive or Folder


    Perhaps someone out there has a simple solution to this. I have two computers running Windows 10, and one of those computers has a mapped network drive (specifically a folder). Accessing files on that folder is quite simple, but sometimes it disconnects.

    If I attempt to access that folder, I get the message, "An error occurred while reconnecting D: to \\PC-NAME\FOLDER NAME. The local device name is already in use. The connection has not been restored."

    Is there a way to easily restore the connection without resorting to restarting my computer all together? Is there something I can do to prevent this from happening in the future?

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    /u/RegenRegn, Feb 14, 2020 at 7:07 PM
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  2. Unable to disconnect from mapped network drive

    I receive the following error when I try to disconnect from a self mapped network drive: "network connection does not exist"

    The network drive icon appears with a bid red x and says it is disconnected, yet I can double click on it to enter the mapped folder. Doing this does not reconnect the folder, and remains disconnected. This causes problems because programs that pointed
    to this path are unable to read the files. I am unable to remap this drive because the associated drive letter (EDisconnected Network Drive or Folder :) and mapping no longer shows up in the list.

    I've tried all the typical suggestions including:

    --I tried to do it via the command prompt with the net use delete command, but it can't be found in there.

    --Tried to above with the actual network path instead of the drive letter, did not work

    --Tried to delete the registry entries from:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MountPoints2

    HKEY_USERS\. Default\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Mountpoint2\

    None of these solutions worked. Though deleting the registry entries momentarily hid the disconnected drive, the drive letter was still not available for mapping. I tried to force the drive letter (EDisconnected Network Drive or Folder :) to map to my optical drive, which worryingly, pointed
    back to the mapped network location on the NAS instead of to the optical drive.

    How do I get rid of this? Reformatting the computer is not an option.
     
  3. Frogger Win User
    ?? How do I PW protect Folders in windows

    hmmm?
    Sharing files and folders overview You can share the files and folders stored on your computer, on a network, and on the Web. The method you choose depends on whom you want to share files with, and what computer they will use to access the files.

    When you share files or folders, they are not as protected as they are when you do not share them. People with access to your computer or your network might be able to read, copy, or change files that are in a shared folder. You should always be aware that the files and folders that you share are available to other people and be sure to monitor your shared files and folders on a regular basis.

    Important

    If your computer is not joined to a domain, you can use the Network Setup Wizard to automatically turn file and printer sharing on or off. To start the Network Setup Wizard, click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Network Setup Wizard.
    If you both use the same computer

    You can put the files you want to share in the Shared Documents folder. Files stored in the Shared Documents folder or its subfolders are always available to other users on your computer.

    Step-by-step procedure
    Note

    If you are connected to a network domain, the Shared Documents, Shared Pictures, and Shared Music folders are not available.
    If both computers are on the same network

    You can share a folder or drive on your computer with others on the network. You can also control whether the files in the shared folder can be modified by other users.

    If your computer is connected to a network domain, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    If your computer is connected to a workgroup, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    Note

    If you are connected to a network domain, you will need to set the Access control for the folder or drive after sharing it. For more information, go to To set, view, change, or remove file and folder permissions.
    If you want to share your files online

    You can publish pictures and documents on the Web using the Web Publishing Wizard. The files will be stored in a private, online folder that you manage.

    Step-by-step procedure

    If you don't want others to access your files

    You can prevent other users from accessing your folders and the files they contain. When your computer is connected to a domain, this is called setting permissions for your file or folder. When your computer is connected to a workgroup, this is called making your folders private.

    If your computer is connected to a network domain, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    If your computer is connected to a workgroup, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure

    'HELP' it can be your friend *Smile Disconnected Network Drive or Folder :)
     
  4. Jelo Sen Win User

    Disconnected Network Drive or Folder

    Map a network drive folder to my video library

    To Include folders using Manage Library Tools, we suggest that you perform the steps below:

    • In File Explorer, select or open a library (ex: Videos) you want to include a folder or drive to.
    • Click on the Library Tools Manage tab, and click on the Manage library button in the ribbon.
    • Click on the Add button
    • Browse to and select a folder or drive that you want to include in this library, and click on the Include folder button.
    • When finished, click/tap on OK.
    Keep us updated with the result.
     
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