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Is there a class in mfc which facilites the moving of files between two machines on a lan by hostname?
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Well, there's no class for it. But you simply could use the Win32 API 'CopyFile()' (or 'MoveFile()') that works with UNC names...
So a simple class could look like this:

class CLANCopyFile
{
  CLANCopyFile ( CString& strSrcPath, CString& strDstPath, CString& strDstHost)
  {
    CString strDstUNC;

    if ( *( strDstPath.GetBuffer( 0)) + 1) == ':') // check for drive letter
       { // strip it off, if present
         strDstPath = strDstPath.Right ( strDstPath.GetLength() -2);
       }
    if ( *( strDstPath.GetBuffer( 0)) + 1) != '\\') // check for '\'
       {
         strDstPath = CString( "\\") + strDstPath;
       }

    strDstUNC.Format( "\\\\%s%s", strDstHost, strDstPath);

    if ( !::CopyFile( ( LPCTSTR) strSrcPath, ( LPCTSTR) strDstUNC))
       {
         // error...
       }
  }

};


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Ooops ;-)

This was typed from scratch, so no guarantee for typos ;-)
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Could you please specify what the input would like if move data file h:\\winnt\myapp to newMachine:\winnt\myapp?

Thanx

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Could you please specify what the input would like if move data file h:\\winnt\myapp to newMachine:\winnt\myapp?

Thanx

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OK, the intention is the following:

Source file is e.g. e:\mydata\data.txt
Destination should be 'ourserver'
Destination file should reside id \share\path
(oops - now i see my own mistake - simply removing a possible drive letter is wrong, as the drive/share association can only be made on the server side)

Well, to make it simple - the API call should be like this:
if ( !::CopyFile( "e:\\mydata\\data.txt", "\\\\ourserver\\share\\path\\data.txt"))
{
 // error...
}
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