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Chapter 23. Accessing and Using Your Net... > Mapping a Network Folder to a Local ...

Mapping a Network Folder to a Local Drive Letter

One networking conundrum that comes up repeatedly is the problem of referencing network resources (in, say, a script or command). You can reference UNC paths, but they’re a bit unwieldy to use. To avoid the hassle, you can map a shared network drive or folder to your own computer. Mapping assigns a drive letter to the resource so that it appears to be just another disk drive on your machine.

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Another good reason to map a network folder to a local drive letter is to give certain programs access to the network folder. Some older programs aren’t network-aware, so if you try to save files to a network folder, the program might display an error or tell you that the location is out of disk space. In most cases, you can solve this problem by mapping the folder to a drive letter, which fools the program into thinking it’s dealing with a local folder.



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