VPHOME and VPLOGON shares do not appear as shared in Windows Explorer

Article:TECH99146  |  Created: 2001-01-30  |  Updated: 2003-01-25  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH99146
Article Type
Technical Solution


Environment

Issue



The VPHOME and VPLOGON shares do not appear as shared in Windows Explorer but do in Network Neighborhood, UNC paths, or when using the "net share" command in a Command Prompt window. You want to know how to make the shares appear in Windows Explorer.


Cause



The share was created with an abbreviated path. You can do the same by typing "net share vphome=c:\progra~1\nav". If you type it as "net share vphome=c:\program files\nav" it will show up correctly in Windows Explorer.

Solution



The VPHOME and VPLOGON shares do not appear in Windows Explorer because the share was created with an abbreviated path. Changing the path to a full path will allow the shares to display.

To change the shares:
  1. Open Windows Explorer.
  2. Right-click the NAV or SAV folder, and then click Properties. By default, the NAV or SAV folder will be installed under :\Program Files.
  3. Click the "Sharing" (Windows 2000 ) or "Share as" (Windows NT) tab.
  4. Verify that "Share this folder" is selected.
  5. Type vphome in the Share name window.
  6. Click OK to close.
  7. Right-click the Logon folder, and then click Properties.
  8. Click the "Sharing "(Windows 2000 ) or "Share as" (Windows NT) tab.
  9. Verify that "Share this folder" is selected.
  10. Type vplogon in the Share name window.
  11. Click OK to close.

The shares will now appear correctly in Windows Explorer.





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