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    Unanswered: transfertext file name

    Can a server be used rather than a drive letter in transfertext (//servername/directory/filename rather than x:\directory\filename).

    I haven't had to do this before (always had mapped network drives) and am working from home with no way to test it.

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    I usually prefer to use the server address rather than a drive letter as a drive letter can be remapped or a laptop user can be at home or something where a mapped letter would cause problems. My opinion at least.
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    Thanks Nick

    Is the correct syntax //servername/directory/filename?

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    It's however your network is setup. To be safe I usually go to My Network Places when I'm on the network and surf to the server, rather than using the mapped letter route, then copy-paste that url.

    Since you don't have a way to test it, as you said earlier, I'd recommend contacting an IT guy who'd know or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue
    Is the correct syntax //servername/directory/filename?
    Actually, it's more like //servername/sharename/foldername/filename.
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