How to Remove “Map network drive” Context Menu on Windows 11?


Windows 11 lets you map a network drive or folder so that you can easily access it when needed. You can even give them a drive letter, just like a local drive, so they look like any other physical drive on your PC and appear in File Explorer.

On your desktop, you can map or disconnect a network drive by right-clicking the This PC icon. When you right-click on the This PC icon on your desktop, you will see two options: Map network drive and Disconnect network drive.

You can also access these two options from the File Explorer toolbar if you open File Explorer on This PC.

You can hide these options if you don’t frequently access network resources and find them unnecessary.

On Windows 11, there are at least two methods for removing the “Map network drive” and “Disconnect network drive” options. 

You have the option of using Group Policy or Registry Editor. 

We will go over both of these methods, and you can choose which one you prefer.

How to Remove “Map network drive” and “Disconnect network drive” Context Menu using Local Group Policy Editor?

If you’d rather use Local Group Policy Editor, here’s how to remove the “Map network drive” and “Disconnect network drive” context menu items in Windows 11:

Step 1. First, open Local Group Policy Editor.

Step 2. After that, navigate to the following path in the left sidebar of Local Group Policy Editor:-

User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > File Explorer

Step 3. From the opposite side of the “File Explorer” folder, double-click the policy “Remove Map Network Drive and Disconnect Network Drive” to edit it.

Step 4. Now, select the Enabled.

Step 5. Next, click on the Apply button.

Step 6. After that, click on the OK button.

Step 7. Finally, reboot your PC to extend the changes.

How to Hide “Map network drive” and “Disconnect network drive” Context Menu via Registry Editor?

To disable the “Map network drive” and “Disconnect network drive” context menus in Windows 11, perform the following steps:-

Step 1. First of all, open the Registry Editor.

Step 2. Next, browse to the following path from the left side of the Registry Editor window:-


Step 3. After that, right-click on the Explorer key and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Step 4. Next, name the newly created REG_DWORD as NoNetConnectDisconnect.

Step 5. Then, double-click on the NoNetConnectDisconnect REG_DWORD and set its “Value data” to 1.

Step 6. Now, click on the OK button.

Step 7. At last, reboot your computer to capture the changes.

To undo the changes, you need to NoNetConnectDisconnect REG_DWORD, which you have created in the above steps.

That’s it!

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