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How to Create a linked folder pointing to a folder on another computer in the network?

I would like to create a linked folder in Windows XP pointing to a folder present in the mapped network drive.
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michkoCommented:
I'm not sure if I understand what you're looking for.  If it's a mapped drive, then just create a shortcut.  If it's a folder within the mapped drive, map another drive to it, then create a shortcut.  You can rename the shortcut anything you want, it will still be pointing to the folder on the mapped drive.
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ravi_acAuthor Commented:
Thanks. Shortcut doesnt help in my situation because I want to make this linked folder a share one and make it available to every one else in the network. I already tried shortcut but it doesnt let me enable sharing.
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jkrCommented:
A Directory symbolic link should be what you want. Map the drive, then use

junction.exe c:\MyFolder x:\path\anotherone\TargetDir

(assuming that the share is mapped to 'x:'). See http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/FileAndDisk/Junction.mspx - these links are persistent.
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michkoCommented:
Ah.  I think you'll have to share it from the server.  I'm pretty sure you can't link to a folder on another pc (or server), then share that linked folder.  In all of my mapped network shares, not a single one has the "Sharing and Security" option when I right click.  I can bring up Security, but no sharing options.  I don't think you can do this.  

However, I will gladly be corrected by any other Expert who may know better.

michko
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michkoCommented:
Very nice post jkr, looks like that could come in handy.  Only one problem I see:

"Note that Windows does not support junctions to directories on remote shares."
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michkoCommented:
ravi_ac - so did jkr's suggestion of the directory symbolic work?  Interesting, I didn't think that would work on remote shares.  Could you let me know, if so I'll have to do some testing to satisfy my curiosity. :)
thanks,
michko
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ravi_acAuthor Commented:
Hi Michko,
  No it did not work. I think there is no solution to it. Since it was a open question I closed it.
Thx.
Ravi.
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michkoCommented:
Okay.  Thanks for letting me know.

Just an FYI, since it didn't work the correct answer was actually "I don't think you can do this".  I don't have any problem sharing the points and I'm not going to request a correction or anything, just wanted to let you know for future reference.

thanks,
michko
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