Difference, UNC path & Mapped path

August 21, 2007 at 07:25:56
Specs: XP Media, 1.6/1.5

Can anyone in easy terms explain what is the difference between a mapped path and a UNC path.

Many thanks for any help

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August 21, 2007 at 07:37:02
mapped path is like assigning a drive for a long directory path on your machine , which you need quick access to.

check this out :

UNC path is mapping a network share to a drive letter on your machine.
\\<hostname>\<share path>\

chk this out:

Tushar Pereira

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August 21, 2007 at 08:00:53
mapped is a path to a drive letter
unc is the path only

Example: access a server share by typing f: and hitting enter
access a server share by \\servername\sharename

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August 21, 2007 at 09:49:07
The question asked appears to be more of an academic nature. Is this for Homework?


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August 21, 2007 at 16:11:45

Actually is for my own reference. I was doing a project for customer which required me to have some network knowledge to enable me to do my job better.

Any other explainations would be most helpful,



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August 22, 2007 at 23:31:13
Ahh, the 'ol non-qualified network contractor routine =)

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