Sharing files without network switch - possible?
Posted on 2008-11-18
I would like to be able to share a folder on my PC so that I can then map that folder from the same PC as a specific drive letter, say F:.
I understand that you may ask why bother. The database that I am using requires a specific path to the data \\server1\p ...... - the specific path cannot be changed.
I have previously shared folders and then mapped as F: to the appropriate path and this has worked well. I currently have 4 PCs operating in this way and it works well, each of the individual PCs however needs to be connected to a different network switch for the share to work. The PC concerned is the only PC connected to each switch, but I have found that it works.
I would like to be able to share a folder and then map a drive on the same PC without needing to use another network switch - is this possible?
Thank you for your help.