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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by SMJD, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. SMJD

    SMJD Flightless Bird

    im running xp pro x64.
    my problem being i have an workgroup drive listing that i would liked removed.
    when i r/ click on it i dont have a delete option.
    how do i remove it.
    of course it is not my drive...hehe

    Thank you in advance
     
  2. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "SMJD" <SMJD@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:0FA5FB0D-CB02-4B73-B8E5-AB105A919DA8@microsoft.com...
    > im running xp pro x64.
    > my problem being i have an workgroup drive listing that i would liked
    > removed.
    > when i r/ click on it i dont have a delete option.
    > how do i remove it.
    > of course it is not my drive...hehe
    >
    > Thank you in advance


    What exactly do you mean with "an workgroup drive listing"?
     
  3. msnews.microsoft.com

    msnews.microsoft.com Flightless Bird

    Sounds like you're describing that you see a drive like Z: which is a
    networked (mapped) drive pointing to a shared folder from another PC, right?
    If so, then you need to disconnect the drive. You can't delete networked
    drive connections. So right click on the drive icon and select "disconnect".



    "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
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    >
    >
    > "SMJD" <SMJD@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:0FA5FB0D-CB02-4B73-B8E5-AB105A919DA8@microsoft.com...
    >> im running xp pro x64.
    >> my problem being i have an workgroup drive listing that i would liked
    >> removed.
    >> when i r/ click on it i dont have a delete option.
    >> how do i remove it.
    >> of course it is not my drive...hehe
    >>
    >> Thank you in advance

    >
    > What exactly do you mean with "an workgroup drive listing"?
     
  4. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    SMJD wrote:

    > im running xp pro x64. my problem being i have an workgroup drive
    > listing that i would liked removed. when i r/ click on it i dont have
    > a delete option. how do i remove it. of course it is not my
    > drive...hehe

    <Please use capitalization and punctuation to facilitate the reading of
    your posts. You want someone ELSE to understand your message.>

    Is this for your company's property where you work (i.e., you are using
    THEIR workstation)? If so, they are probably pushing a login script via
    policy that issue the 'net' command to connect to a commonly used
    networked drive. You will need to ask them if they can push a different
    policy for whatever group you are in since you believe that this
    networked resource is not required by any application running on their
    workstation that you get to use or that you never need to access any
    content that is shared on that networked resource. However, it is
    likely that they push the policy for the login script to a large number
    if not all of the company's employees so you'll get it everytime you
    login into your domain account at work. That is, the IT folks are not
    likely to bother making a change for one particular worker.

    You could put a command in your Startup folder that disconnects from the
    mapped drive. I believe you would use parameters to the 'net' command
    but I don't have a mapped drive available on which to test what would be
    the correct parameters. See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308582 for
    info on using the 'net' command to connect/disconnect from mapped
    drives. Their login script would assign the mapping to the networked
    drive and you would then unmap it. Of course, if you find that you
    really do later need this mapping, you'll have to know what it was or
    have to logout and login again to run the login script pushed by domain
    policy.
     

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