ClickOnce Update to disk path

I am using ClickOnce deployment for a Visual Studio 2005 windows application. This application is distributed to a file sharing server on a network of which all the computers have access to the server as a mapped network drive x:

say I publish to X:\software\publish\

i also want the software to check for updates from this same path however, when I enter this path into the location during the ClickOnce wizard it says:

Invalid value for 'Update URL' . The string must be a fully qualified URL or UNC path, for example 'http://www.microsoft.com/myapplication" or "\\server\myapplication"

I have tried "\\x\software\publish", "http:\\localhost\x\software\publish", "\\localhost\x\software\publish" these all allow me to publish the sofware but the software then crashes when you run it saying the update location can not be found.

How do I set the update path to a simple disk path for updates? This location will always be static and available.
wilsoadaAsked:
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flyingaCommented:
Is there any reason you cannot use the actual path to the fileserver (not the mapped drive letter?)

e.g. \\servername\software\publish   ?

one way to find out the actual path of server is:

Click on the 'Start' menu
Click on 'Run'
Type: CMD and press ENTER
Type: net use

Under 'Local' it will show the drive letter 'X:' and under 'Remote' it will show the mapped path. Just use the full path of the server (rather than the mapped drive letter).
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wilsoadaAuthor Commented:
no reason at all that's a great idea, I will check this in the morning if I don't get the points back to you it is because I'm on vacation for 7 days and will finish this question up on my return.
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