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How do I browse my network folders thru cmd?

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mclaren05    0

How do I browse my network folders thru cmd? Just like I type "cd C:" to put the cursor at C: I want to do this for my network folders.

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Xahid    5,360

you have to mount the network folder before browsing ..

Wait... you mean in WINDOWS ? :o

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configure    1
How do I browse my network folders thru cmd? Just like I type "cd C:" to put the cursor at C: I want to do this for my network folders.

I don't think that you can do that before making the shared folder a network drive. To make a network drive, use this command: net use z: \\computer\sharedfolder

More details with: net use /?

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mclaren05    0
you have to mount the network folder before browsing ..

Wait... you mean in WINDOWS ? :o

There are other OSs that use the a:, b:, c:, d:, etc ideology?

I don't think that you can do that before making the shared folder a network drive. To make a network drive, use this command: net use z: \\computer\sharedfolder

More details with: net use /?

Oh I didnt know it couldnt be done. Thanks.

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+BudMan    3,720

There is no need to mount anything to "browse" or view the contents.

net view \\computername or \\ipaddress

will give you the shares on that machine.

dir \\computername\share will list the contents of that share.

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C:\>dir \\p4-28g\test

Volume in drive \\p4-28g\test has no label.

Volume Serial Number is B4B9-A697

Directory of \\p4-28g\test

01/04/2009 12:11 AM <DIR> .

01/04/2009 12:11 AM <DIR> ..

01/04/2009 12:11 AM 9 test.txt

1 File(s) 9 bytes

2 Dir(s) 42,254,712,832 bytes free

***

You can manipulate files from the cmd prompt as well with no need to mount anything, copy, delete, etc.

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C:\>del \\p4-28g\test\test.txt

C:\>dir \\p4-28g\test

Volume in drive \\p4-28g\test has no label.

Volume Serial Number is B4B9-A697

Directory of \\p4-28g\test

01/28/2009 07:29 AM <DIR> .

01/28/2009 07:29 AM <DIR> ..

0 File(s) 0 bytes

2 Dir(s) 42,254,721,024 bytes free

***

You could also just use pushd to temp mount a drive letter to a unc

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C:\>pushd \\p4-28g\test

Y:\>dir

Volume in drive Y has no label.

Volume Serial Number is B4B9-A697

Directory of Y:\

01/28/2009 07:29 AM <DIR> .

01/28/2009 07:29 AM <DIR> ..

0 File(s) 0 bytes

2 Dir(s) 42,254,630,912 bytes free

Y:\>popd

C:\>

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edit: as another option if you really want to work with unc from the cmd prompt.. Just grab powershell from MS

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003...ll/default.mspx

Works on xpsp2, vista, 2k3 and is part of 2k8, etc.

***

Windows PowerShell

Copyright ? 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

PS C:\> cd \\p4-28g\test

PS Microsoft.PowerShell.Core\FileSystem::\\p4-28g\test> dir

Directory: Microsoft.PowerShell.Core\FileSystem::\\p4-28g\test

Mode LastWriteTime Length Name

---- ------------- ------ ----

-a--- 1/28/2009 7:50 AM 8 test2.txt

PS Microsoft.PowerShell.Core\FileSystem::\\p4-28g\test>

***

Edited by BudMan

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mclaren05    0

Yes, I know it works for dir'ing and stuff like that.

But can I actually put myself in a share?

Instead of:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]

Copyright © 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Administrator>

Have something like:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]

Copyright © 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

\\laptop\files>

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+BudMan    3,720

with the powershell yes.. I clearly stated this.. But you stated

"How do I browse my network folders thru cmd"

Browinging has little to do with having your prompt at the unc path.

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mclaren05    0

So the only way is Powershell?

OK Thanks.

(Therfore the answer is no)

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+BudMan    3,720

No the answer is YES.. JFC dude are you really that dense??? To put your prompt at the "unc path".. Grab powershell -- its FREE from MS!

Or as others have already stated you could always just map a share to a drive letter.. So for example \\somecomputer\share = Z:\

Now cd z: and your at the prompt on that share.

Or even faster is to just use pushd \\somecomputer\share and it will create a temp map of of a drive letter, so you you will be at that path on your cmd prompt.. I clearly went over that option in my first post.

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Gabureiru    15

is as simple as typing in windows explorer address bar

c:\dir \\computername\c$

and donde, you can browse like that all computers in your network, just remember that some computer names are not accesible through DOS console if the hayve weird names

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+BudMan    3,720

well browsing with explorer is not really what he asked.. But sure yes you can browse unc paths with explorer, not sure what that c:\dir is suppose to mean..

\\computername\share is what is needed in the address bar, depending what share method is used, and what permissions are set, etc. you might not be able to access the admin shares c$ for example

you can also access any share directly with explorer by just going run \\computername and then clicking on the share you want, or \\computername\share to directly access.

But again this is not really from a cmd prompt ;)

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