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What are two backslashes in a path?

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A file path has single backslashes as follows:

POSEK = C:\isi\POSEK_30.1

Now, consider a path with two backslashes:

HOMESHARE = \\n1xpaffn4.au.fu.some.com\userdata\tankl

What is the meaning of two backslashes?


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Thats the UNC or network path. The \\ is for the server the share is on.

So \\n1xpaffn4.au.fu.some.com
is the server the folders \userdata\tankl reside on.
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Two backslashes are used when referring to a location on the network.
Example: \\MyServer\MyFiles
This path refers to a server that hosts a folder share named My Files.

C:\MyServer\MyFiles would refer to a folder structure located on your computer. If you go to the C: drive on your computer you would then see a folder named MyServer which has a folder named MyFiles inside.
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Thanks for great answers.  They are extremely helpful.

Also, the response was very fast.
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