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Send file to nerwork by way of shortcut

Posted on 2002-04-02
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I'm working on a program and I need
to send across a network
I want to do this by the simplest way
I though I could make a short cut to a folder on the network
and send the file to the short cut but that doesnt seem to work
any Ideas on how to send to a shortcut ?
or sending across the network if all else fales LOL

was trying to use filecopy sorce, desanation
Question by:TechJD
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rspahitz earned 800 total points
ID: 6913970
Use the UNC.  i.e. use the fully-qualified path across the network, such as \\othercomputer\computersharedfolder\datasource\jdfolder\filetocreate.txt

Expert Comment

ID: 6913971
I don't know if you can copy to a shortcut but use file copy like this:

Filecopy "c:\testfile.txt","\\NetComputer\Sharedfolder\testfile.txt"

works for me fine!


Author Comment

ID: 6914151
ok tested and both are right partly
Filecopy "c:\testfile.txt","\\NetComputer\Sharedfolder\testfile.txt"
had to change to
Filecopy "c:\testfile.txt","\\NetComputer\c\Sharedfolder\testfile.txt" (added \c - drive)
but only works of drive is maped
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ID: 6914211
to map the drive programmatically:

Dim wsh As New IWshNetwork_Class

wsh.MapNetworkDrive "Z:", "\\tjhdev\TomcatHome"

'' do your filecopy

wsh.RemoveNetworkDrive "Z:"

make sure to reference Windows Script Host
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Expert Comment

ID: 6914217
though, it works for me even if i don't have the drive mapped

Author Comment

ID: 6914457
ok you guys ever feel like a total idot :)
well I do as of now
I had the right Idea wrong application of it LOL
I have to give the points to  rspahitz  as he did answer first
and of course he gets an A
I built a string and didnt check all of my array LOL
cause second error which I said it didnt work then LOL
sorry guys
thanks for the help
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Expert Comment

ID: 6914539
We've all been there!
I'm glad it was that easy...

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