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    Uranium Lounger CWBillow's Avatar
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    locate a share name's assignment

    If I get an error that a share name is already in use, and I do not know where that assignment is, how do I find the folder or drive that the system thinks already has a certain share name?
    "Good judgment comes from experience, and experience - well, that comes from poor judgment."

    ~ A(lan) A(lexander) Milne (1882-1956)- "House at Pooh Corner"

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    Share definitions are saved in the registry, but you can read them from the command line.
    Start > Run > cmd
    net share

    If the share is defined but the shared folder does not exist it will not show on the command line.
    Start > Run > regedit
    Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\lanmanserver\Shares
    Open the "Share" key and read the data you need. WARNING: do not change anything here.

    To remove defined shares that do not show run this command. Replace "ShareName" with the name used in the registry.
    Start > Run > cmd
    net share "ShareName" /delete

    cheers, Paul

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