Login information that you use to log in to other computers for network shares is stored in Windows's Credential Manager and cached in applications such as File Manager. This avoids the need to log in every time you want to access the shared folder.

If you want to log in to the same computer using a different user, or if the password of the user you connect to has changed, you can edit or delete the stored credential from the Credential Manager.

Steps to clear Windows Credential for shared folders access in Windows 11:

  1. Launch Credential Manager from the Windows search bar.
  2. Click on the Windows Credentials tab.
  3. Click on the dropdown icon for the server or computer that you want to remove from the Credential Manager.
  4. Click on the remove link.
  5. Click on the Yes button to confirm deletion.
  6. Edit or delete other servers or computersfrom Credential Manager if necessary.

    It might take a while for the credential to be removed from caches. You can either wait or reboot the system.

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