Re: Mapped Network Drive versus Folder Shortcut
By short cut I mean a MS Windows shortcut, ie. a *.lnk file that refers to
the location of another file or folder.
By putting such a shortcut in "My Computer" it seems as if the functionality
is equivalent- I can see both the mapped network drive share folder and the
same folder using the shortcut. Which is "better"?
"Jack (MVP-Networking)." wrote:
> I do not know what exactly you mean by short cut.
> Mapping advantage is that once done the Network drive cam be used like any
> other drive when saving, opening copying etc. with No special application or
> and any other means.
> As an example if you are using Word and choose to open a file you can open
> file from the Network drive, Short can not be chosen an open source in Word
> (or any other application).
> Jack (MVP-Networking).
> "Elliot" <Elliot@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > Please discuss the differences/advatages/disadvantages in refering to a
> > shared network hard drive folder by mapping it (the folder) as a drive as
> > opposed to simply accessing it useing a shortcut. I have a network hard
> > drive
> > with a folder that I can refer to either way- mapped network drive or a
> > shortcut. Which of these methods should I use?
> > --
> > Elliot