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Q: Network Drive as Local Drive ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: Network Drive as Local Drive
Category: Computers > Operating Systems
Asked by: zman771-ga
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Posted: 20 Sep 2006 06:49 PDT
Expires: 20 Oct 2006 06:49 PDT
Question ID: 766936
I have some applications that won't see a mapped network drive.  Is
there any way to trick windows xp into seeing a network drive as a
local drive?
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Network Drive as Local Drive
From: chrizn-ga on 14 Oct 2006 07:13 PDT
The Subst command works a little differently to the Net Use command.
It may allow the application to access the network drive where mapping
a drive does not.

It's built in to Windows XP/2000
An Example of its use would be

SUBST J: \\servernamehere\sharenamehere\

It will also allow you to drill down in to the share to access/map a
subfolder within that share.

The command syntax is: 


Substitute a drive letter for a network or local path.

      SUBST drive_letter: path
      SUBST drive_letter: /D

   SUBST with no parameters will display current SUBST drives

   /D : Delete the drive_letter substitution.Compared to mapping a
drive with NET USE the SUBST command allows mapping to a subfolder of
a drive share - for the storage of user profiles this reduces the
number of shares you need to create on the server.

Good Luck
Subject: Re: Network Drive as Local Drive
From: daboogyman-ga on 15 Oct 2006 08:17 PDT
Travel on over to My Computer.
From the "Tools" menu, select "Map Network Drive".
Assign a drive letter (such a Z:) and a folder (ie.
//ComputerName/FolderToAccess). Next and you're done!
This may already be what you're doing but... oh well.

Good luck!

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