How to Fix: “The Network folder specified is currently mapped using a different user name and password”

How to Fix: “The Network folder specified is currently mapped using a different user name and password”

When I attempt to map a drive by Right Click “Computer” and select “Map Network Drive
After enter the credentials the system gives the error below

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

I checked the mapped drives and there was no mapped drives to that server at all.

According to Microsoft, this is by design and the workaround are as below

Method 1

Use the IP address of the remote server when you try to connect to the network share.

Method 2

Create a different Domain Name System (DNS) alias for the remote server, and then use this alias to connect to the network share.

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One Response to "How to Fix: “The Network folder specified is currently mapped using a different user name and password”"

  1. MS recommends that, but does it work Or even make sense? I am working with mapping a network drive on my home LAN. I do not even know how to create a DNS alias on that, plus since nothing is now mapped to it, what do I make it different from.

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