How to remove the mapped network drive using PowerShell?

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To remove mapped drives from PowerShell on windows systems, you can use both PowerShell and cmd commands.

Using the cmd command

You can use the below command for a single mapped drive-by specifying the disk drive letter or by using the wildcard character (*).

To remove a single mapped drive.

Example

net use K: /delete

Output

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> net use K: /delete
K: was deleted successfully.

To remove multiple mapped drives together.

Example

net use * /delete

You need to confirm removing multiple mapped disks together.

Output

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> net use * /delete
You have these remote connections:

    K:              \\remoteshare\shared
    M:              \\remoteshare\shared folder
Continuing will cancel the connections.

Do you want to continue this operation? (Y/N) [N]: Y
The command completed successfully.

Using the PowerShell method

To remove the mapped network drive with PowerShell command, you need to provide the drive letter in the cmdlet. If you want to remove the multiple drives together then separate them by comma (,).

Remove-PSDrive K,M –Force -Verbose

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Remove-PSDrive K,M -Force -Verbose
VERBOSE: Performing the operation "Remove Drive" on target "Name: K Provider: Microsoft.PowerShell.Core\FileSystem Root: K:\".
VERBOSE: Performing the operation "Remove Drive" on target "Name: M Provider: Microsoft.PowerShell.Core\FileSystem Root: M:\".

Alternatively, you can get the mapped drive using Get-PSDrive and pipeline Remove-PSDrive command to remove them.

Get-PSDrive K,M | Remove-PSDrive -Force -Verbose

Output

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Get-PSDrive K,M | Remove-PSDrive -Force -Verbose
VERBOSE: Performing the operation "Remove Drive" on target "Name: K Provider: Microsoft.PowerShell.Core\FileSystem Root: K:\".
VERBOSE: Performing the operation "Remove Drive" on target "Name: M Provider: Microsoft.PowerShell.Core\FileSystem Root: M:\".
raja
Published on 11-Nov-2020 12:23:29
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