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    find the location of a share name

    So I look at a network with windows explorer. I see a pc and a shared folder. I go to that named pc. How do I find the actual location on that pc which the share name belongs to?

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    Peter,

    Here's some PowerShell code that will do the trick:
    Code:
    #Shares Info
      $fmt = @{Expression={$_.Name};Label="Share Name";width=12},
             @{Expression={$_.PSComputerName};Label="Computer Name";Width=15},
             @{Expression={$_.Path};Label="Path";width=15},
             @{Expression={$_.MaximumAllowed};Label="Max Users";width=9}
             "Share Information:"
      Get-CimInstance –Class Win32_Share –ComputerName $compname | `
         Where-Object {$_.Type –eq 0} | Format-Table $fmt
    Sample Output:
    Code:
    Share Information:
    
    Share Name   Computer Name   Path            Max Users
    ----------   -------------   ----            ---------
    JEMDocs                      G:\JEMDocs              2
    print$                       C:\Windows\s...          
    prnproc$                     C:\Windows\s...          
    Users                        C:\Users
    Note: You can adjust the length of the path displayed in the $fmt statement.

    If you haven't used PS before see post #2 in this thread to get started.
    Last edited by RetiredGeek; 2014-10-29 at 07:48.
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    RG, you made a slight error in your link (even Homer nods ). Petermat - just remove the string url: from the beginning and you'll get the correct page.

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    Access,

    Thanks, I copied it from a text file where I keep a list of posts I frequently reference and I copied too much! It's fixed now.
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    Even easier is to go into a Command Prompt window, and type NET SHARE !
    BATcher

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