How to Remove Map Network Drive from Context Menu

If a user accesses the network resources often then he might need to map the network drives. If the network drive is mapped to a network location then it can be accessed from the windows file explorer just like a local drive. It can also be removed from the windows. This can be done by changing a few settings in the group policy editor or registry editor. In this article, let us see how to remove the map network drive from the context menu in windows.


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Method 1: Remove The Map Network Drive Context Menu Using Group Policy

 

Step 1: Open the run prompt using Windows + R keys together

Step 2: Type gpedit.msc in the run prompt and hit enter. This will open the local group policy editor

 

Gpedit

 

Step 3: On the left side, expand User configuration by clicking on the arrow beside it

Step 4: Then click on the arrow beside Administrative Templates to expand it

 

Admin

 


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Step 5: Go to Windows components then expand File Explorer

 

File Explorer

 

Step 6: On the right side, double-click on the policy called Remove Map Network Drive and Disconnect Network Drive

 

Remove

 

Step 7: From the opened window, click on the radio button beside enabled

 

Enabled

 

Step 8: To save the changes click on Apply and ok. This will remove map network drive and disconnect network drive

 

Method 2: Remove The Map Network Drive Context Menu Using Registry Editor

 

Step 1: Open the run prompt using Windows + R keys together

Step 2: Type regedit.exe in the run prompt and hit enter

 

Regedit

 

Step 3: A user account control window will open click on yes. This will open the windows registry editor

Step 4: Navigate to the following path in the registry editor

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

 

Explorer

 

Step 5: On the right side, right click on the blank area and click on New 

Step 6: From the list click on DWORD (32-bit) Value

 

Dword

 

Step 7: Give it a name NoNetConnectDisconnect 


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Step 8: Double click on NoNetConnectDisconnect

 

Nonetwork

 

Step 9: And change its value to 1 in the value data field

 

Value Data

 

Step 10: To save the changes click on ok

 

That’s it! I hope this article is helpful. Thank you!!

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