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Peter Nordberg
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map a network drive in a bat file


I want to be able to map a network path on my windows server with a simple bat file.

The easy command I use is this:
net use o: \\Pbtuk-639-02-13
move /-y "D:\production\*.*" "o:\e\AV Media\"

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However I get this error message when executing the file:
Net use
I have done a net view and then it was no problem to find the network path.
Net view
From what I understand the computer is shared with Everyone.

Thanks for help!

Windows Server 2012Windows OS

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8/22/2022 - Mon
Barry Molenwijk

If you go to O: in your command prompt and do a dir, do you see everything you're supposed to see?

Remove the trailing backslash in your target path for the move command:
move /-y "D:\production\*.*" "o:\e\AV Media"

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I think the clue is in the error...

When you set up a network share, the UNC pathname should include the name of the host, and the target folder. You seem to be missing part of the pathname. It should look like this:


Don't forget that the folder itself must be shared and have the correct permissions.
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Jason Johanknecht

Peraduaadastra is exactly right, you need the host and share name to map a drive.  Fix that first.
Peter Nordberg


I changed it like this now:
net use o: "\\Pbtuk-639-02-13e\AV Media"
move /-y "D:\production\*.*" "o:\"

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But I get this error:
Thanks for help!


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