Net Use Command Example [CMD]

By | April 24, 2022

Windows has a useful command called Net use that allows you to access network drives and manage them from CMD. A drive should be mapped to a shared folder, right? Do you want to delete them? Enter ‘Net use’ for that.

Net Use Command Example –

Net Use Command Example
Here’s an example of the syntax you can use.

Using the command line to map network drives:

Consider a situation where you want to map a \RemotePC\Share to a local drive. Below is a command that does that.

Net use * \\RemotePC\Share

If we replace ‘*’ with the drive name, the share would be mapped to the first available drive beginning with Z.

There has been an error 85 with the system:

The error indicates that you’re trying to map to a network drive that doesn’t exist (a shared drive already exists).

c:\>net use Z: \\remptepc\share
System error 85 has occurred.
The local device name is already in use.

You can specify user names and passwords in the command line by referring to the Map network drive from the command line for advanced options for using the network.

A mapped drive (Delete/Disconnect):

Using the ‘net use /delete’ command, you can disconnect mapped drives. In this case, the command is ‘net use /delete Z:’.

net use  Z:  /delete

Delete all network drives mapped to the network:

with the command below.

net use * /delete

Mapped shares and network drives.

c:\>net use
New connections will be remembered.

Status       Local     Remote                    Network

             Z:        \\remotepc\share
                                                Microsoft Windows Network
The command completed successfully.

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