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#1 James Rose

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 21:17

I am running Windows 8 Pro and have a few drives mapped from another machine in my apt.  I can view and play those files in some apps, like VLC, but in other apps (WMP, VirtualDJ) the drives do not show up in the open dialog or cannot be drag n dropped to those applications.

For example I have my music mapped to Z:, but if I select the File Open dialog and type Z: I get an error: "Drive z: does not exist.  Check the drive and try again"

Da hell?   Ok, so what dumbass thing am I doing?EDIT: Found the answer 60 seconds later (isn't that always the case?) I was running the Tile with "Run as Adminstrator" and that causes a problem. Details here: http://www.winabilit...network-drives/


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Posted 22 December 2012 - 21:50

That happens to me all the time, struggle with something for ages, make a thread about it and the second I post it, I find the answer


I think it has something to do with putting your problem down on paper so to speak, suddenly it becomes much clearer as you are trying to make it as clear to everyone else as possible

#3 +Nik L

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 21:58

When writing something, you may phrase it differently - prompting you to thing or search in different ways.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 22:03

When writing something, you may phrase it differently - prompting you to thing or search in different ways.


Agreed :)

#5 OP James Rose

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 14:29

Agreed about the phrasing, etc. As a software developer one of the reasons I like working with other people is often just talking out the issue helps me resolve it... often without any feedback from the other developer. Maybe I should just talk to my cat.