Drive letters in DOS prompt on Win98/XP P2P network

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  1. Timon Russo

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    I have a Win98 PC networked to my main WinXP computer at home. No problem.

    But I was wondering how, if at all, I can gain access to the C: drive of the Win98 PC from a DOS box on the XP machine.

    I have shared the C: drive on that machine and given it a name, but its not the kind of thing you can type at the DOS prompt to switch drives, is it? I tried it a few different ways and am now totally confused.

    The reason is, at work, someone uses a few old DOS programs, and I am wondering how they might work after a network upgrade. We are currently running an old Novell LAN. The new one might be a Peer to peer.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Joel Mack

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    On your XP machine Right-Click "My Computer", select "Map Network Drive" and assign the C: drive on the other computer to an unused drive letter on the current computer.
     
  3. Timon Russo

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    Oh man, that was easy.:b

    Thanks Joel.
     
  4. Joel Mack

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    No sweat, man. [​IMG]
     

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