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What's difference between sharing and mapping

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    When you share a folder or drive in a peer-to-peer network, it appears on the other PC(s) under My Network Places. When you map a folder or drive, it appears on the other PC(s) under My Computer. Other than that, is there any other difference between sharing a folder or drive and mapiing a folder or drive? Is one method more advantageous than the other?
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john8217,

There are some other differences between the two that are minor but they mainly relate to the difference you mentioned.  There are some cases where a mapped drive is needed for referencing that drive and folder.  The UNC path (what is used just when shared).  Mapping can be an iritation for a machine that is mobile or share that isn't regularly on if the map is set to persist.

Let me know if you have any questions or need more information.

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