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This article describes how to use a Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications sub-procedure (or macro) and a Windows application programming interface (API) call to return the universal naming convention (UNC) path for a mapped network drive.
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(https://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;en-us;cntactms)A UNC is a naming convention that permits you to use a network resource, such as a network server, without formally connecting to the network resource with a mapped drive. A UNC path uses the following syntax:
\\<Server>\<Share>where <Server> is the name of the network server and <share> is a folder on the server.
A mapped drive uses a drive letter (for example, drive F:), where the letter represents the server and the share to which it is mapped.
The following code samples use a Windows API call to locate the mapped drive and then return its UNC path.
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Article ID: 160529 - Last Review: January 19, 2007 - Revision: 4.5
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