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« on: June 24, 2008, 01:00:22 PM »

If, for example, I type "C:\" then I can browse through the c drive. I can also get to sub folders by typing "c:\windows\" for example

Is there any way this can be done for network shares without mapping them to a drive letter. For example if I type "\\servername\" then can FARR list the shares on the server. Windows explorer can do this sort of thing so I assume suitable APIs exist.
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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2008, 04:46:47 PM »

right now FARR specifically tries to avoid network shortcuts because it tends to result in slowing down search.  but i will try to re-enable it as an option soon.
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2008, 06:15:14 PM »

right now FARR specifically tries to avoid network shortcuts because it tends to result in slowing down search.  but i will try to re-enable it as an option soon.
Well, browsing SMB shares by typing in UNCs (ie, \\server\share\folder) and having the same kind of completion as if you typed in a local path would be nice. But it's probably a good idea to not follow UNC paths in shortcuts (like you currently are avoiding) exactly because of the slowdowns...
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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2008, 10:16:26 AM »

I was specifically thinking of typing in the UNC name rather than following UNC paths in shortcuts. Its mainly because I have a few shares on my server and the kids' machines which I occasionally need to access but which I don't want to assign a drive letter to due to Windows only having 26 drive letters available. It is mainly so I can type "\\servername\share" and have windows explorer open rather than anything else. What I do at the moment is type "c:\" into FARR press Enter, then when explorer opens I press home and then type "\\servername\share" which whilst working is a bit more work than I'd like.
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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2008, 10:17:35 AM »

if you map the network path to a drive then it works. sorry didn't read properly.
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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2008, 11:01:40 AM »

macs: I'm with you here smiley - have the same needs. I only have two small (but fast!) drives in my workstation, and keep the motherlode on my fileserver.
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« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2008, 11:59:37 AM »

i'll put this higher in my priority and see if i cant get it in, in the next couple of weeks.
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« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2008, 06:05:52 AM »

Any updates?
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« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2008, 12:44:28 PM »

sorry this escaped my memory, i will try to have another look asap.
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« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2009, 05:50:27 AM »

have you had the chance to look into this mouser?
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« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2012, 05:22:14 PM »

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