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Hello all,

I have a shared mailbox used by multiple users.  I built a button to open a shared archive mailbox in a folder.  I had it routed to a letter drive but this has provided me with an issue on some users PCs.  I would like to change the routing to a network server instead.  I have used the Lotus Notes help and designed it just as it says, but I always get an "Unable to find path" error.

I had it routed to this drive:
R:\SHARE\Loan Services Mailbox Archives\Commercial Fee Waiver Archive.nsf

I would like it to go here:
\\Boc01keysrvf03\VOL1\SHARE\Loan Services Mailbox Archives\Commercial Fee Waiver Archive.nsf

Thanks
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Use FileOpeDatabse, like this

@Command([FileOpenDatabase];"":"\\\\Boc01keysrvf03\\VOL1\\SHARE\\Loan Services Mailbox Archives\\Commercial Fee Waiver Archive.nsf")

~Hemanth
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\ is a escape character so \\ in a string is equivalent to single \
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I pasted the above into the Open Archive (Action) under Formula.  When I select the button I get an error message stating the "File Does Not Exist."

Thanks again.
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Does it work by pasting the file path into address bar of explorer ?
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If I take out the file extension and the extra \'s it does find the drive.  If I leave the file extension in it does not find the drive.
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The formula is straight forward, it just takes the unc path and tries to open the file. Probably there is something problem with either the file or network. Check with opening a file in local and it will work. Try rewriting the path again.

BTW, Are you using windows ???
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I am using Windows.  With Lotus Notes v. 4.6.1.  The problem may lie with the file since I tried re-writing to the letter drive and got the same result.  Mapping to a letter drive had worked before.
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Then did you try with some other file.
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I got the letter drive reference to work again.  I built an agent to run the @formula you listed above, changing the path to the R:\ path I listed above.  Then I switched the button in the inbox to run the agent.  Still will not work with extended server name.

BTW: Thanks for the extra help on this.  I am fairly new to the Notes environment.
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How is this agent run, Manual or Scheduled ???
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I finally got it to work on the pcs that I was having trouble with.  I just deleted the old icon and recreated it to match mine and now the button functionality works on their pcs as well.  It is a manual agent by the way.  I appreciate your help.  I will give you your points sometime today.

Thanks
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Sure.
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HemanthaKumar is very patient and does a great job in answering your question and even sometimes goes beyond the question parameters to ensure that your request is filled.

Thanks again!!
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Thanks for the feedback, and few good words that makes my work complete.
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