Issue Related To Windows 7 Mapping An Existing Drive That Doesn’t Appear

Recently I was setting up a Samba share on my CentOS 6.4 server, and I ran into a weird error trying to map a drive in Windows 7 to 10.1.10.150 – the IP address of my CentOS 6 server.

The network folder specified is currently mapped using a different
user name and password. To connect using a different user name and
password, first disconnect any existing mappings to this network
share.

I didn’t show any mappings in Windows Explorer, and for the life of me, I could not connect.

I fired up the command prompt (Start > Search > cmd) and entered the following:

net use

This gave me the following:

C:\Users\Joel>net use
New connections will be remembered.
Status Local Remote Network
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
OK R: \\10.1.10.104\webroot Microsoft Windows Network
OK W: \\10.1.10.100\Staging Microsoft Windows Network
OK \\10.1.10.150\IPC$ Microsoft Windows Network
The command completed successfully.

I then saw it listed: \\10.1.10.150\IPC$. So, using the following command, I was able to remove it:

C:\Users\Joel>net use /delete \\10.1.10.150\IPC$

Once I did that, it no longer appeared in the list.

C:\Users\Joel>net use
New connections will be remembered.

Status       Local     Remote                    Network
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
OK           R:        \\10.1.10.104\webroot     Microsoft Windows Network
OK           W:        \\10.1.10.100\Staging     Microsoft Windows Network
The command completed successfully.

From there I was able to map the drive just fine.

HTH!

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