error message "The network location cannot be reached"


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Allan

I am attempting to run a program that wants a file on the "L" drive. I have a
folder on my local "D" drive that is shared and in this folder is this
particular file that the program searches for.
When I try to map the shared folder on my D drive to the L drive using
\\server\share located in tools - map network drive

eg \\my computer\shared folder name
I receive the following error message

Attempting to create drive

The mapped network drive could not be created because the following error
occurred
"the network location cannot be reached......"

I am using windows 2000 on my IBM laptop.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated
 
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Steve Winograd

I am attempting to run a program that wants a file on the "L" drive. I have a
folder on my local "D" drive that is shared and in this folder is this
particular file that the program searches for.
When I try to map the shared folder on my D drive to the L drive using
\\server\share located in tools - map network drive

eg \\my computer\shared folder name
I receive the following error message

Attempting to create drive

The mapped network drive could not be created because the following error
occurred
"the network location cannot be reached......"

I am using windows 2000 on my IBM laptop.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated

The drive mapping should work. Make sure that you've correctly
specified the computer and shared folder names and that file sharing
is fully enabled.

Another possibility is to use the "subst" command to make L: a synonym
for the folder on D:

subst L: D:\Folder
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Best Wishes,
Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)

Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group
for everyone to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions
addressed directly to me in E-mail or news groups.

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A

Allan

Thanks Steve,

It still will not work. I ran the subst command in the command prompt window
without any success.
 
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Steve Winograd

Thanks Steve,

It still will not work. I ran the subst command in the command prompt window
without any success.

You're welcome, Allan.

What exactly happened when you ran the "subst" command? What didn't
succeed? If there was an error message, what did it say?

Specify the folder's actual name, not its share name. If the folder
name contains blanks, enclose the entire path in double quotes. For
example:

subst L: "D:\My Data Folder"
--
Best Wishes,
Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)

Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group
for everyone to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions
addressed directly to me in E-mail or news groups.

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
 

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