If the cached network password are causing issues, adopt these measures to totally remove network credentials in Windows 10.
When you initially log right into a network share, Windows can store those login credentials within the Credential Manager. This is called caching network credentials. Because the login credentials are already obtainable in the Credential Manager, Windows will not prompt you again for that network share password or username. This will make the administrator or network user’s life simple as they do not have to go into the password every time to access the network folder.
However, if the network share password is modified or maybe the first password are wrong then your cached network credential can be a problem. In those cases, you are able to remove the network username and password from the credential manager.
In this quick guide, allow me to show the process to get rid of cached network credentials using Credential Manager and Command Prompt.
Remove Network Credentials from Credential Manager
Windows saves all of the passwords within the Credential Manager. To remove the cached network password and username, you need to take away the network share entry in the Credential Manager.
Follow these steps to remove network credentials in the Credential Manager.
Search and open “Control Panel”.
Set “View by” on the top right corner to “Large icons” to determine all user interface items.
Click on the “Credential Manager” option.
After opening the Credential Manager, choose the “Windows Credentials” tab within it.
Here, click the Network Share password you want to delete.
From the credential options, click the “Remove” link.
Click “Yes” in the confirmation/warning window to verify that you’d like to get rid of the cached network password in the credential manager.
That’s it. Once you click yes and confirm the experience, Windows will remove network credentials. When you try to log into the network share, you will be again prompted for that username and password. If you choose the Remember option, Windows will keep network share login details in the Credential Manager.
Use Command Prompt to Remove Cached Network Share Password & Username
To remove cached network share credentials, this is actually the command you should use. When you execute the below command, Windows will delete all network share passwords.
net use * /DELETE
Stick to the steps below to see how to use the command delete network share password in Windows.
Open the Start menu.
Search for “Command Prompt”.
Right-click on Command Prompt and select the “Run as administrator” option.
In the admin Command Prompt window, execute the “net use \\ServerName /del” command to delete a particular network share credentials. Replace “ServerName” using the actual network share computer name.
To remove all cached network credentials make use of the “net use * /DELETE” command.
Close the Command Prompt.
As soon as you execute the command, Windows will delete all network share passwords and usernames or a specific network share with respect to the command you executed. Should there be no cached network credentials, the Command Prompt will show the “There are no entries in the list” message.