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How to connect to a folder on a server without this folder being shared

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Hello,

How can i connect to a folder on a server without this folder being shared? The folder has the proper permissions and below the folder there is a shared folder. I want to connect to the shared folder? How do i do this?
\\servername\folder\shared folder does not work....

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Tacobell2000
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\\servername\sharedfolder

This will bring you to \\servername\folder\sharedfolder\ location

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"How can i connect to a folder on a server without this folder being shared?"  It is not possible to connect over the network to a folder that is not shared.  A share must exist for you to be able to remotely connect.  However, there are some default hidden shares that can be used c$, d$, e$ etc.  These shares are there by defualt and can be used for the administrator to connect.  for example \\servername\d$\folder\sharedfolder

"I want to connect to the shared folder? How do i do this?"

Answer:
\\servername\sharedfolder

This will bring you to \\servername\folder\sharedfolder\ location


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by:Tacobell2000
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Ok....when i connect to \\servername\sharedfolder i cannot connect successfully because "network path cannot be found".
The shared folder is as follows:
servername
Folder
Folder
shared folder

Will i be successfull connecting to the shared folder with the structure above or will i have to share a folder at the root of a specific drive?

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You should be successful with the structure shown.. The share does not have to be at the root...(I bet the name of the folder is being spelled wrong.)

Try this from the client or from the server itself...

1)Start --> RUN
2) now type the following in the RUN (OPEN) line:  \\servername <enter>

This will bring up a window showing all of the shares on the server.  See if you can find the share that you setup.  If you can not see it, then the folder is NOT properly shared out.



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by:Tacobell2000
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I can connect to the shared folder..the folder is hidden so \\servername\sharename$ did it.

Thank you,

Tacobell2000
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