How Do I Map a Drive So Apps Can Use It As a Drive Letter?


jim evans

Using XP Pro.

I "mapped" a drive using Tools > Map Network Drive and assigning it
the drive letter X. I was under the impression this meant, for all
intents and purposes, it looked like X: on the same machine. But,
when I try to run one of my apps I get this error message:

"This program does not support UNC names. Make a network connection
to the share and try again."

Why doesn't it think it's drive X: instead of something call a UNC,
and how do I make it look like drive X:?


Jack \(MVP-Networking\).

You have to check if the application is Network capable
UNC, is short for Universal Naming Convention, \\Server\Drive\folder\File
Mapped drive is a comfortable way to save typing but in the background it
needs the UNC.
Jack (MS, MVP-Networking)

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