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By jpknox287 ·
I am trying to map a drive on a win2000 pro machine from a xp pro machine "\\computername\c$" and it says it cannot find the network path is it possible to map from xp to 2000?...i can ping the 2000 box so i know its on the network...
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by NickNielsen In reply to mapping drives

Are the two machines in the same workgroup? The same domain? The same subnet? (Obvious stuff, I know, but it never hurts to check)

Have you tried sharing the drive explicitly instead of using the hidden share "c$"? (Open Windows Explorer, click on the drive, select File | Properties | Sharing)

Also, in my experience, "c$" will not map if the account you are using on the WinXP machine does not have admin rights on the Win2K PC.

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