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Solved: Changing network drive in the command prompt

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by TheRobatron, Jan 22, 2008.

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  1. TheRobatron

    TheRobatron Thread Starter

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    This may be a stupid question (so should be easy to answer) but I can't work out how to change network drive in the Windows XP command prompt. In the help section for cd it says that \D and then the name of the drive should work. But when I enter it, I get a message saying The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.

    The drive I'm trying to connect to is S:\.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. TerryNet

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    I think that

    cd S:\

    will work. Else use

    cd /DS:\

    Note that the flag indicator is slash ( / ), not the backslash ( \ ).
     
  3. TheRobatron

    TheRobatron Thread Starter

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    Thanks very much for your help! It was the forward slash that worked. :D
     
  4. TerryNet

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    You're welcome. Thanks for posting the solution. :)
     
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