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Windows 7: Removing Disconnected Mapped NW Drive Icon

11 Sep 2010   #1
James Colbert

Removing Disconnected Mapped NW Drive Icon

This strikes me as a strange issue. On one of my 'workhorse machines', (I use RD to connect to):

1) The previous OS was XP. From XP, I mapped a network drive (designated L:\).
2) The drive was not set to reconnect at logon
3) I installed Windows 7 Pro (which, of course, required a format of drive C:\)
4) Although I did not remap the drive, amazingly, the mapped drive (L:\) still apppears in explorer. The drive letter on the previously mapped to drive was changed and not shared.
5) It does not show up in the 'Disconnect Network Drives' dialog
6) Right-clicking results in only two menu items: "Expand" & "Open in New Window"
7) Left clicking on the icon results in:
\\tsclient is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. COntact the admin of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

Attempt to access invalid address.

8) Re-sharing the network resource and remapping to it works and allows me to disconnect the drive.

9) There still seems to be no way to remove the drive icon from explorer.

Not a huge problem, as it just sits there and does not try to connect at logon (as per settings), but since I have no use for the icon, I'd like to get rid of it.

ANy ideas?


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20 Sep 2010   #2
James Colbert


No ideas on this? Perhaps the reference to its previous existance in XP is confusing (it is to me...). Maybe forgetting that will help and boil it down to this:

I have a mapped drive that is no longer mapped or shared, yet the icon in WE remains. How does one eliminate this icon?

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