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Questions tagged [unc]

The Microsoft Windows UNC, short for Universal Naming Convention or Uniform Naming Convention

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Delete specific folders at UNC location

I'm trying to create a batch script to delete all folders having "Exception_" in it's name from the current folder in a remote desktop. I used this answer to a previous question to come up with the ...
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Connecting Veritas Backup Exec to a Synology Disk Station (NAS)?

I am having trouble connecting our software "Veritas Backup Exec" to our network disk, a Synology Disk Station (NAS). Veritas is running on a Windows Server. It will not except the UNC Path (Server \...
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Simulate a CNAME removal from DNS on local computer

My company is going to deleting a CNAME record from DNS and replacing it with a new record "\\OLDCNAME\Apps" to "\\NEWCNAME\Apps". Currently both are existing values on the network and they both ...
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What does UNC path with @SSL tucked to the hostname mean?

I got some links in the form \\internal.sharepoint.company.tld@SSL\DavWWWRoot\sites\123456\... from colleague. Due to Convoluted™ setup¹ I can't directly access them. What does the @SSL mean here? ...
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Display all Hidden UNC folders in Domain

I had a colleague send me the name of a hidden UNC share on our network about a year ago and that employee is no longer around. The path was something like: \\mydomain.com\my_hidden_directory$\ I ...
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How to efficiently transfer large files between two remote locations on same server?

We have a number of large (>10GB) files on a server that need to be moved to another location on the same server after a review. The users doing the review and file move do not have RDP access to the ...
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Windows 7: Unable to browse to network shares in Explorer, but “map network drive” works fine

I've got a rather interesting problem cropping up on a few machines right now. I've got a bunch of Windows 7 machines networked with a workgroup at home. I used to be able to simply open the "Run" ...
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Copy UNC network path (not drive letter) for paths on mapped drives from Windows Explorer

I frequently want to share Windows network paths to files with other folks on my team via email or chat. We have a lot of mapped drives here, both ones we set up ourselves and ones set up by our IT ...
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How can I convert a UNC Windows file path to a File URI without using any 3rd party tools or by hand?

In a blog post from Microsoft they illustrate how a URI can be written to specify local system file paths. When sharing the path to network share files some chat programs will open these files in a ...
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Excel Reverting from Shared drive to UNC path and then losing links

Got an issue with a user getting the following error. Random Excel sheets lose their links to other sheets on the shared drives. However when they lose their links they also revert from X:\Folders\...
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UNC Paths in Google Chrome

We have an internal wiki setup and do a lot of linking to files on internal shares. We typically use this format (where Share is the name of the server): <a href="file:///\\share\blah\blah\file....
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Finding the physical local path associated with a Share UNC folder

Let's say I am Admin on a server named "Server1" and a share exists using the UNC path \\\Server1\Share1. If I remote to Server 1 and log in as Admin, how do I find the physical drive location ...
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cannot send long path filename (UNC path) to printer

i'm using long path names with UNC (UNI), for example: \\?\c:\tmp......\file1.prn but when i try to send the file to a printer on windows command-line, for example with copy/print command, it shows ...
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Windows cannot access - Windows 10

I've a local share in my laptop \Siva\archive and connected with a wifi network at the moment Then I try to access, it just comes back with This error As the OS is latest windows 10, it does have ...
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Accessing UNC paths in SYSTEM context

I need to access a UNC path from a process which is running as SYSTEM user in a Windows Domain. When running this application under Windows 10 it is working fine but on Windows 7 I get an Access ...
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copy file from a remote PC by means of Powershell using UNC Path

I need a way to copy file to local disk from a remote PC using Powershell v2.0, trying with admin rights of that remote PC. By means of below cmdlet we can copy a file: Copy-Item -Path C:\somefile....
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How to open UNC path from run dialog box as a specific user?

When i use \computer\path in run box, folder opens directly without asking me which user I want to access the folder as... have two computers A and B with administrators X and Y respectively, the ...
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Browse an UNC path using Windows CMD without mapping it to a network drive

C:\> cd \\somewhere '\\somewhere' CMD does not support UNC paths as current directories. What I usually do to get around this is to map that directory to a network drive and then I could easily ...
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Run batch with icacls as scheduled task

I a batch file that fix permissions in ALL the Tree of a docomentum storage. it sits in a UNC operation directory. goSetPriv.bat @echo off set /a _cnt=0 set _docdir="UNC_DCTM_PATH_TO_SCAN\*" if (%...
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UNC path not accessible after some time

I have a machine running about 100 processes each accessing a remote UNC path (to samba share) over and over to read files. From time to time the UNC (\server-ip\share) becomes non-accessible for this ...
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An operation on a socket could not be performed because the system lacked sufficient buffer space or because a queue was full

I have a machine running multiple applications which constantly perform UNC access (\\server-ip\share). After several days all UNC become non-accessible from this machine. When killing the ...
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Do I really have to mount the external usb hdd on an SMB share to recover my Windows 10 system image?

I did a system image backup of my Windows 10 machine using a combination of wbadmin and Bareos. I wanted test restoring it, so I restored the wbadmin image files from the BareOS server to an ...
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Navigating to folder structure of remote server

I am aware that this is a really simple question and maybe that's why I haven't found a simple and concise answer. My task is the following: I am using SSIS to connect to a remote server and save ...
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batch copy folder located by guid

In a batch file, can I copy a folder located by a constant path like \?\Volume{GUID}? When copying (copy, xcopy or robocopy) a directory and its content from a local removable drive (a usb external ...
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Can't access shared folder of win8/win7 machine - Error code: 0x80004005. Unspecified Error

It's ironic that I, software engineer with 12 years of experience, continue to have this problem from one version of Windows to another without being able to achive consistent result (sometimes it ...
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Link with UNC path is broken after copying cells from Excel 2010 to Word 2010

I am trying to copy an Excel table to Word in Office 2010. Basically, if the hyperlinks are pointing to my local hard drive, there are no problem at all. However, if the hyperlink is pointing to a UNC ...
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How can I copy a file from a network share when I don't have read permissions on the parent folder?

I have a UNC path to a file which I’d like to copy of the form: \\server\folder1\folder2\filename.ext I have read access to this file, e.g. I can paste the path into the run dialog in Windows and ...
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Account restrictions when accessing UNC path

I have a number of servers on the network and occasionally I need to connect to all of them to copy files across, or just make changes. When I use Windows Explorer and enter a path like \\server01\...
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Always open local XML in compatibility mode in IE11

I have an XML-File, which references a DTD, which references an XSL. When I open it with the Internet Explorer 11, it gets displayed as a normal XML without any stylesheets would. I managed to ...
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Windows cannot access UNC path (error code 0x80070035)

Have a Windows 8.1 PC with a recurring problem when attempting to access a UNC path from a Server 2008 R2 host. Windows cannot access \\SERVER Error code 0x80070035 The network path was not found. ...
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Share a folder over the internet, UNC-style

Is it possible to set up a server which will basically make a folder in my computer available via a UNC path, like: \\my_ip\Share ...Over the internet? And if so, do the people accessing said path ...
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File stored outside of any disk drive on Windows

When saving a file in MS Word under Windows 7, I accidentally saved it to the \\Computer\ location, rather than on a specific partition or removable. And to my astonishment, it ended up saved there. ...
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UNC path with hostname omitted?

I have an application that opens a file, the path of which is set to what looks like a UNC path, but with the double slash and hostname removed i.e. instead of \\HOSTNAME\SHARED\FILE it has \...
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Windows 8 Explorer UNC path [closed]

We have 3 Windows 8.1 PCs setup. On one of the PCs we have shared a directory. On the other 2 machines, we define a drive letter to access net use h: \\computer1\hfolder (user and pwd) /persistent:...
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Deleting file by specifying full path - why does this work?

Attempting to delete a folder in Explorer failed with error 0x80070091: the directory is not empty. del from admin command prompt gave a 'permission denied' error. Permissions and ownership in order. ...
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How to rename a file to include remote machine's hostname via batch script?

I have a .bat file that copies a file from one computer to another. During the transfer I would like to rename the file to include the hostname of the computer from which the file originated. The ...
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net share in windows actual path

I have a UNC Share folder with the following path \\192.168.0.100\SharedTemp\MuhammedRauf\UNC How do I know the physical path of the above (using net share or any other tools in Windows 7)?
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How to open UNC path containg spaces in run dialog box

I've got a network location which contains several folders with spaces in them and want to be able to start a program by using Run and the program's UNC path. For example: open the run dialog box, put ...
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How do I create a shortcut that opens Cygwin bash shell on a directory of my choosing (UNC especially)?

Given a standard installation of Cygwin for Windows XP, I would like to create a standard Explorer shortcut that opens a bash shell already open on a directory of my choosing. The directory is a UNC ...
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Access a UNC Path (Windows 8.1) Using a Microsoft Account on the Remote Computer (Windows 7)

I feel that this should have a really straight forward answer but it is not coming to me and Google is not being much help so sorry for the noddy question. If you have a share on a Windows 8.1 ...
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What is the difference between forward slashes and backslashes in paths? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does Windows use backslashes for paths and Unix forward slashes? What is the main difference between forward slash (/) and backslash (\) in reference to paths, both remote ...
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Windows 7 NTFS Symbolic Link - Network Share Availability/Timeout

In Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, is there a way to quickly detect if the target of a symbolic link is available? For example, a symbolic link is created to a remote share UNC using the ...
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Files with denied Read permissions are not visible in UNC Share

I'm testing UNC Paths + Combinaiton of different ACEs. I have a few files which cannot be read by a user named Bob because He's been denied Read permissions on these files.He's however granted the ...
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Accessing UNC Share with different Login Credentials

I have a share "\dhiwin7\alice's folder". The machine dhiwin7 has 2 different users bob & alice with different permissions. I would like to access the CIFS share as alice and then bob , but ...
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How do I start cmd.exe from a UNC path (to map a network drive)?

While cmd.exe can work with UNC paths by using PUSHD \\UNC\Path, I'm attempting to start cmd or a similar command FROM a UNC path. Here's why: I'm adding a "Map Network Drive Here" to my suite of ...
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How to access mapped directory from a windows service

As a rule of thumb Windows services can't access mapped drives and you have to use UNC paths instead. I'm convinced that there's a way around this so that a Windows service can access a mapped drive ...
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UNC path for windows service not accessible

I have a remote directory that a web application accesses via a UNC path e.g. \\192.168.0.42\g$\files. The web app runs on Tomcat which is being run as a Windows service i.e. no user is logged in. I ...
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Font displays different “characters” when displayed on Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP or 7

I was working with our account today who complained that a signature of "John Smith" was being printed on checks coming out of our accounting system. Today was unusual, she was running our ...
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How To Create A Windows Server 2003 Permanant UNC/Mapped Drive

I have been looking around at various question and help sites but still need some clarification on how to create either a Windows share or find documentation on how to specify the correct UNC path ...
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Why has the Redirected Folders UNC path changed?

I have a user who has had a shortcut to his documents stop working. Further investigation has revealed that the shortcut (which worked up until yesterday) points to: \\server\redirectedfolders\user\...