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how to use "fileinfo" on a remote system

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I have a file on a remote XP system that I want to verify exists.  What is the format of the path and filename to accomplish this?

Thanks in advance...
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I assume you have the file shared an perssion setup properly?  If so, and the computer name can be resolved try

\\computername\sharename\filepath&name
or you could map the share to a drive letter, and access it that way


If you're not sure about the share and permission, let us know.
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What is the "sharename"?  I got the rest...

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What I have now is:

\\netvista-8311\c:\ddbase\books.fdb

and I get the error:  given path's format is not supported.


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A sharename is the name that you assign to a file server's shared folder.  You will need to log onto the file system in question and create a "share".  You can right click on a folder to do this.  You will also need to make sure you assign permissions of the share correctly (or grant everyone read/write access).

All references to paths through the share, are reletive to that share's path on the file server.  It acts kind of like a root directory.
you MAY be able to use the built in share C$, which is when the c: drive root folder is shared. (replace c: with c$ in the path you tried)

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So if I make the "ddbase" folder shared (which it is), do I drop the "c:"?
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Never mind... tried it and it works!  Thank you so much for your help...
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