# Windows: “The network folder specified is currently mapped using a different user name and password”

When I try to map a network folder as a network drive in 2008 Server, I was greeted with  following

# “The network folder specified is currently mapped using a different user name and password”

The issue is due to me already opened the network path in windows explorer with a different credentials. Due to this there is a clash when I try to map the same network path as network drive, because I entered a different credentials to connect.

To fix this issue you need to manually delete the existing connection. Even you close the windows explorer which opened the network path does not help. To close the connection, open command prompt and type following command;

`net use /delete \\server\share`

This closes the existing connection so that you can create the network drive successfully.