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Error Message: Folder Does Not Exist

This article was previously published under Q130597
When you try to access a folder on a remote Windows 95 computer, you mayreceive one of the following error messages:
  • Folder <Folder Name> does not exist
  • The folder (path) does not exist
This error can occur when the name of the remote folder is identical tothe volume label of the remote drive that contains the folder, or if youhide the Network Neighborhood icon using the Microsoft Windows 95 TweakUIPowerToy.
To resolve this problem, use either of the following methods:

  • Change the volume label of the remote drive.
  • Rename the remote folder.
  • Use TweakUI to un-hide the Network Neighborhood icon.
  • Share the folder directly. Access the folder by using a \\<computername>\<foldername> naming convention, rather than a \\<comp>\<driveshare>\<folder> naming convention. For information about sharing folders, click Start, click Help, click the Index tab, type "sharing folders" (without quotation marks), and then click Display.
You cannot make either of the first two changes locally. You must make themat the remote computer.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Windows 95.

This error message can also occur when you are using the TweakUIcomponent of the Windows 95 PowerToys with Direct Cable Connection. Toresolve the issue, start TweakUI, click the Desktop icon, and then clickthe Network check box to select it.

Note that you can also hide Network Neighborhood with Norton Utilities.If this is the case, use Norton Utilities to unhide Network Neighborhood.

The third-party product discussed in this article is manufactured by avendor independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied orotherwise, regarding this product's performance or reliability.

Article ID: 130597 - Last Review: 01/19/2007 04:57:10 - Revision: 1.2

Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition

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