I have an application (Lightroom specifically), in which I want to work on a Mac or PC and access the files using the same path. This is the only way I can think to make the transition back and forth seamless.
For example, I want a path like this:
or like this:
but in a format that is common to both.
I suspect that the Mac is more flexible, and has a way of mounting a drive and adding an alias that matches the UNC format on a PC.