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[SOLVED] Music on network

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by ~Candy~, Sep 18, 2003.

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  1. ~Candy~

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    Hi, I'm going to start by posting this here as it's really not 'that' network related. I copied a few of my cds into a folder on one of the networked computers, when I open Media Player on the computer where they reside, I can play a complete cd....however, on other computers, I can see the folder and play one song at a time.....I tried to do a media library search, but it won't search the network, only the hard drives on my computer. Is there another way to get them listed in my library?????
     
  2. DVOM

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    Candy, have you tried mapping it as a network drive?
     
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    No, how do I do that :eek:
     
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    In w2k or XP I right click "My computer" and then "map network drive". (never tried it in 98)

    It'll give you a choice of a new drive letter for the share and then you browse the network for the share you want to map.

    After that it gets treated like any other partition on your machine.

    Keep in mind your machine is going to look for that share everytime you boot.
     
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    I looked at the XP machine, where the music is.........I'm assuming that I need to do this mapping on the machine I want to access that music with, correct? I can't browse the network from 98 (I just get drive letters thru Z).....on XP I see how it could be done on my machine....perhaps my best choice is to put the music folder on the 98 machine and map network drive to that one???????

    Thank you for your replies, btw :)
     
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    Hi Candy,
    You can open Widows Explorer, Tools , Map Network Drive. But im like DVOM, not sure about 98.
     
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    Thanks too, TW, on my 98 machine it just gives me drive letters to map......doesn't give me the option for the network.....oh well, I have a larger hard drive on this one anyway (120 gig :D ) so I'll just transfer that folder to this one and try mapping it from the XP machine :D

    Will keep you guys posted ;)
     
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    Ok, testing this theory now.....it appears that after doing that I have an option to scan networked drives........stay tuned ;)
     
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    :D :D :D

    Kisses DVOM! That worked! Thank you so much!

    Kisses for you too TW ;)
     
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    You welcome :D :D
     
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    Your Welcome !!
     
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