I want to delete a network connection. When I type net use I get this:

 Microsoft Windows XP [version 5.1.2600]
 (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

 C:\Documents and Settings\toto>net use

 État         Local     Distant                   Réseau

 OK           M:        \\\share  Réseau Microsoft Windows
 OK           R:        \\\tools   Réseau Microsoft Windows
 OK                     \\\data   Réseau Microsoft Windows
 La commande s'est terminée correctement.

The syntax for deleting a network map is net use /delete X: if I want to delete one specific connection, or net use /delete ** if I want to delete all connections.

How can I delete the \\\data connection which, as you can see, is not linked to any logical letter?

net use \\\data /delete
  • perfect! I tried *net use /delete \ and it didn't work..... – Martin Delille Apr 15 '10 at 12:05
  • Ahh, got ya. Yeah, you need to make sure that the actual resource is specified. You can, obviously, put the /delete pretty much anywhere after net use. – MDMarra Apr 15 '10 at 15:04
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    You can also add /Y to prevent confirmation from blocking. – Nick Westgate Feb 1 '13 at 1:52
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    @MDMarra, Why doesn't this work when you have it mapped? E.g. if you have it mapped to Z:, trying to net use \\\data /delete doesn't work. – Pacerier Jan 23 '15 at 16:19

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