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Ghost Network Accessible Storage device

My network included a NAS (N:), which crashed.  I recovered its data and installed another NAS which I want to name N: as well for convenience, and because many of my applications "look" for the N: designation.

I have found it impossible to get rid of N:.  It continues to "exist" on one of my computers which will not let me use the N: designation.
I have tried rebooting.  I have tried deleting the N: designation from my list of disks, but it keeps coming back, even though the computer will not let me "click" it.

Please someone help me get rid of this "ghost" N:

Biggles
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masnrockCommented:
How exactly did you define the N drive to begin with? GPO? Manually mapping? Maybe a script? GPO should just be a policy update. The others may require you to use net use to delete the old reference before remapping.
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Biggles1Author Commented:
Hi Masnrock, thanks for the quick answer.  I actually defined N: from Computer, clicking on Menu Tab "Map Network Drive", using the Drop Down to select N, then using browse to locate the device I wanted to use on the LAN (in this case my NAS) and clicking OK.
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masnrockCommented:
Two ways to get rid if it...

1) Right click on the drive and choose Disconnect.

2) If you open the command prompt, you can type this in:
net use N: /delete

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That should be enough to take care of your problem.

When you map a drive the way that you had, it will continue to exist until you specifically delete it. So even if it crashed, it was exist, but behave exactly as it is right now for you.
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