Difference between Shareing/Mapping

Dell DELL
March 21, 2009 at 04:47:50
Specs: Windows Vista, 2GB
I want to clear the concept about

Shareing a Folder/Drive

Mapping a Folder/Drive

It is the same thing or there is a technical difference between them?


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#1
March 21, 2009 at 04:51:30
You share a folder/drive that is local to your computer.

You map a drive to a share on a remote computer.


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#2
March 21, 2009 at 06:44:44
thanks for your reply. As u said

"You share a folder/drive that is local to your computer.

You map a drive to a share on a remote computer."

the sharing concept is not clear i.e local to your computer"


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#3
March 21, 2009 at 08:20:48
When sharing you are offering your files to the network.

When mapping a drive you are creating a shortcut to a remote drive elsewhere on the network. You could reach that same drive by other means but if you need to access it on a regular basis then mapping is easier.

Hope that helps.


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