Properties of a Network Drive without mapping

January 28, 2011 at 06:25:10
Specs: Windows XP

I am unable to see network drive propertis (like used and available space, and total space), without mapping that particular drive in my system.
Where as it is possible in win 2000. Is any solution for this on win XP or win 7.

please reply me.


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January 28, 2011 at 07:15:23
I don't think this is possible. You will have to map a drive letter to do this.

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January 28, 2011 at 08:19:53
I'm probably being stupid, but how do you see these network drive properties in Windows 2000?

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January 28, 2011 at 13:29:19
Might be part of net use commands. I guess mmc or other tools may show it.

Pretty sure dir command may work.

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January 28, 2011 at 14:21:34
No, nothing in net use and I can't see how mmc would help. Dir does, as you say, show this info (albeit not in a particularly convenient form), but the behaviour in XP, Vista, and Windows 7 is the same as in 2000. I'm curious to know how the OP views this information in 2000 that doesn't work in XP and beyond.

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January 28, 2011 at 21:27:03
In 2000 type \\server\networkdrive in Run or address bar and press enter , it opens the explorer and at left side pane it shows u drive properties like used, unused and total size of the drive.
where as it is not possible to see the properties of any network drive in XP.


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January 29, 2011 at 04:06:24
I'm with you now. I'm afraid that I can't find a way of doing that in XP or 7.

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