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Questions tagged [unc]

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...