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  1. #1
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    Access a shared folder with command prompt?

    hello,
    I want to access a shared folder on my network with cmd console, I tried :

    >\\192.168.1.198\documents
    but the message I get is: The specified network name is no longer available.

    any help?

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    Re: Access a shared folder with command prompt?

    1. In your command prompt, a

    C:\>dir \\192.168.1.1\documents
    should work. Call directly

    C:\>\\192.168.1.1\documents
    do not make sense because this is not a command.

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    Re: Access a shared folder with command prompt?

    I do not think you can directly access your shared folder from the command prompt.
    What you can do is create a network drive pointing to the shared resource. You can then access the shared folder via the network drive letter.

    To create a network drive with X: drive letter as:

    Code:
    net use x: \\192.168.1.198\documents
    For help on this command, :

    Code:
    net help use

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    Re: Access a shared folder with command prompt?

    good evening,

    ok thank you for your help.

    another question: I have a folder structure that contains subfolders and each folder | Sub folder contains files. what I want to do is copy the architecture of the file but without copying their contents.
    example, if I
    Code:
    folder1> subfolder1 | subfolder2 .... 
      folder2> subfolder22 .... 
      File ...
    me what I want is just copy these file but without breaking their contents? would not be a trick to do that ???????

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    Re: Access a shared folder with command prompt?

    Try the xcopy command with the / T.

    Code:
     xcopy source destination / T
    For help:

    Code:
      xcopy /?

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