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Network Drive is in use, but don't have access to items, how to I disconnect?


We are having problems accessing data on a mapped drive. the following error appears:

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The N: drive is already mapped to something.  You can either disconnect what is mapped to N: or make your new mapping to another drive letter.  The general format for mapping a drive is:
   NET USE driveletter: \\servername\sharename /PERSIST

To unmap a drive, use:
   NET USE driveletter: /DELETE

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If the drive is mapped by GP, just right-click it, disconnect, then do a gpupdate /force from an administrative command prompt.

If manually mapped, right-click and disconnect, then remap the drive. As Paul said, the N: drive is already in use.
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Possibly a conflict with a policy, you you use a policy to map a drive while you already have mapped it manually?  
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