Update login credentials for a network location on Windows 10
Go to User Accounts in the Control Panel. Select Credential Manager from the menu. Open File Explorer and type the following in the location bar, then press Enter. In the new window that appears, click Credential Manager.
Control Panel\User Accounts
Click ‘Windows Credentials’ in the Credential Manager window to see a list of mapped network locations under the ‘Windows Credentials’ section.
For example, I have a folder from my MacBook mapped to my Windows 10 PC, and it is listed under Windows Credentials by its name. I’ll click the MacBook if I want to change the password for this location.
Under the item/location you selected, you will see a ‘Edit’ option. You can then enter a new username and password for accessing the location on the next screen. Make sure you save your work. You should be aware that you will not be able to recover your old login information once you update, i.e., overwrite it.
When you go back to the network location, it will connect with the updated username and password.
You can simply remove it from the Credential Manager if you don’t want to update the login information and instead want Windows 10 to prompt you to enter it each time you access a specific location. The location will still be mapped and appear in File Explorer, but it will prompt you for the username and password when you try to access it. You can choose to have the authentication prompt remember the information you’ve entered. You will be asked to enter it again the next time you access the location if you do not check it.
Updated login credentials should work automatically, but depending on the network location you’re trying to access and the security settings it has, you may need to remove the location and map it all over again in some rare cases.