Correct way to do UNC
Posted on 2013-06-08
For years, In my VB.NET Windows Application I have been storing what I thought was a UNC path as something like \\COVET\C\00a\test.pdf. Many of my users have used this naming with access from all computers on a network. Recently, I had a problem with two users. Upon testing with,
If System.IO.File.Exists(\\COVET\C\00a\test.pdf) = True Then
I get a path not found error even though the file is there. I started Googling UNC and it seems everyone uses \\Server\Folder\File with no drive letter. I thought perhaps the drive letter was unnecessary, but when I delete it to \\COVET\00a\test.pdf, my computer cannot find the file. This is driving me crazy.
Can someone tell me the correct way to store paths so everyone on a network can access the file?