As a developer, I have a program running called AppFabric. AppFabric requires a UNC path to a shared folder to store its settings (for instance,
\\machine\share pointing to c:\folder_to_share). Now, sometimes I'm in a place where I can't connect to a network. At those times, the UNC path
\\machine\share doesn't appear to exist anymore.
So how would I access a UNC path pointing at a local share when I don't have a network connection? This is in Windows 7. Note that as soon as I connect to a network, the UNC path is usable again, and also note that this program will not allow drive letters but requires a UNC path (I know, boo!).