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Windows 7: Entered Wrong password, now can't map network drive


31 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Entered Wrong password, now can't map network drive

I have set up a Windows 7 machine that shares out a hard drive as a network share along with printers to our network. On another computer I was mapping the network drive and accidentally entered the wrong credentials (wrong user name) and choose the remember credentials setting, and it would not let me map the drive. I tried to go back in and remap the drive again but Windows is remembering the user name/password and I can't map it. I can map the drive from any other computer just fine. Does anyone know how to make Windows forget the credentials so I can map the drive?

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31 Dec 2009   #2

 
 

Well to my knowledge.. If you put in the wrong password and remember the credentials... it would just prompt you again. Hm

Have you tried running ccleaner?
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31 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

You would think thats what it would do but its not. I try to click on the computer in the network that has the drive and it just says that I can't connect to it and that I might have the wrong password or that it may not allow sharing (which it does). I could try running ccleaner I guess.
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31 Dec 2009   #4
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

You could try and log onto the machine you are mapping to, and reset the password for the userid. Have you done that?
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31 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Just disconnect (delete) the mapped drive and map the same drive again.
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01 Jan 2010   #6

Windows Se7en Ultimate + Windows XP SP3
 
 

Change the computer name of the mapped drive
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07 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

The problem is the drive never mapped. It was in the process of mapping that the wrong information was entered so it never got that far. I attached a picture of the exact error I'm getting. This pops up when I click on the computer's icon. I don't even have a chance to enter any information.


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08 Jan 2010   #8

Windows Se7en Ultimate + Windows XP SP3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TUISTERa View Post
Change the computer name of the mapped drive
What was the effect of that procedure???Change the name LAN-SERVER to LAN-SERVER2 just for testing... If nothing happens you can change it back to previous state .
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08 Jan 2010   #9
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Check if there are any shares in this location.

HKEY)CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

Remove it and you should be good.
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08 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Changing the name of the computer did work but I changed it back so all of the other computer's printers/drives would still work. I keep it in mind as a last resort though.

I did find a key for mapped network drive. I deleted it and restarted the system and it still didn't work.
I'm going to try a few other things and see if I can get anything else to work.

Thanks for your help so far!
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