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    Running Out of Letters

    Is there any "solutiuon" if all the letters have been used and you want to map a share?

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    You don't need to map a share, just enter the path directly.
    \\server\share\folder

    cheers, Paul

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    The only answer to the original question that I know of is "No", unless you try to use A: or B:.
    You would have to disconnect one of the original drive letter connections, and re-use it.

    Echoing Bill Gates' mythological statement "640 kB ought to be enough for anyone", I suggest:
    "26 drive letters ought to be enough for anyone"!
    BATcher

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    You can use an empty folder instead of a drive letter: Is there a way around the 26 drive limit in Windows?

    Bruce

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    Yea, I could do it with aliases and batch files, couldn't I? Thanks Paul.

    Chuck
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    Yea Bruse. Coupled with Paul's idea, that'll work.

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    Now Batcher, you are NO fun! As for being correct, well, I'll ask Bill next time I see him!

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    If you're out of letters due to so many mapped shares and to expand on Paul's idea, you enter each share location and just draw that into a shortcut folder, set up a toolbar pointing at that folder, walla! Dozens or hundreds or thousands (ok that's way too many) of quasi-mapped shares at your instant beck and call. Only thing that prevents this technique from being perfeck is once in a while a local program will not accept or open network data files unless its a legit mapped network share; so the slowpoke route it is for those locations.

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