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This article describes how to use Universal Naming Convention (UNC) names with Network Neighborhood to access network resources without mapping a drive or port.
You can access a file on a shared network resource by entering the file's location in UNC format, or by browsing Network Neighborhood.
To specify a file using UNC format, use the following syntax:
For example, to access a file named Report.xls in the Current\Month folder on a share named Documents on a computer named Sales, you would use the following syntax:
You can also use UNC names with NetWare servers. The NetWare syntax
translates to the following UNC name:
If you know a file's UNC name, you can use the following steps to open it: