When you are trying to connect the same server with a different share you might get the error “The network folder specified is currently mapped using a different user name and password”. Let’s take a deeper look into the problem.
The Network Folder Specified Is Currently Mapped
Suppose you are trying to connect a drive remotely on your Windows system. You have mapped a drive X to server1\share1 usingiser1 and passowrd1. Now you are trying to map another drive Y to server1\share2. This is a different share & with the same user1 & passwrd1.
So now you will be getting the error message “The network folder specified is currently mapped using a different user name and password”. Now let’s see how we can solve this error.
Scenario 1: Checking “Connect Using Different Credentials” Option
When you try to map drive Y, you have to make sure you unchecked the “Connect using different credentials” option. You have already mapped the drive to that server, you don’t need to use another credential. Unchecking that option will help you avoid this issue.
Scenario 2: Using Different Credentials to Connect Second Share
Suppose when you connect server1\share1 & use different credentials but still get the same error. You can’t do this because you are accessing the same server with different credentials. To bypass this you need to make windows think you are using a different server.
To do so, at first you need to create a different Domain Name System (DNS) for that server. Using that aias will allow you to solve the issue without any problems. You can also connect the server using an IP Address.
How do I remove existing mappings from network shares?
You have to right-click on it select disconnect to delete a drive mapping towards a network location. If you want to remove a drive mapping towards a network folder or FTP side then do the same to delete it.
A mapped network is a useful tool to share network folders on another system. But there are complex things that can cause different errors to the mapping. Hopefully, this has solved all your concern about the issue.