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    web link to a mapped drive

    Is this even possible? I dont think it is but Ill ask anyway.

    Been asked to put a link on a page of our webserver, which will open up a windows explorer window to a particular mapped drive.

    eg, they click on it and drive X: appears from My Computer

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    IIRC, set up a windows share on the drive you want to open (X and then use a link, thus:

    http:////<servername>/<sharename>

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    IIRC, set up a windows share on the drive you want to open (X and then use a link, thus:

    http:////<servername>/<sharename>

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    interesting..

    putting a link just <a href="X:\">Test Drive</a>

    Seems to work in IE..

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    interesting..

    putting a link just <a href="X:\">Test Drive</a>

    Seems to work in IE..
    Yes, it will.

    @tmcd: I think you mean file:///.../...

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    Another option could be to link it to a batch file and have your net use command in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    Yes, it will.

    @tmcd: I think you mean file:///.../...
    Yes, that's the one! Memory going with this old age

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    The drive gets mapped at logon. There is a shortcut to the drive on their desktop. But now Ive been told there should be a link to the drive on the homepage now too. Ah well. Sorted now. Thanks

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