Microsoft KB Archive/92871

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File Manager: Can't Redirect Local Drives; Use Net Redirector

Article ID: 92871

Article Last Modified on 10/13/2003


  • Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11

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You cannot redirect or substitute a network drive for a local drive in File Manager. If you need this functionality, use the MS-DOS-based real-mode redirector, Net.

In general, redirecting local drives is not recommended. However, in some cases, you may need to do this in order to work with a program that is hard-coded for a specific drive. For example, some installation programs allow you to install from the drive A only. You can redirect drive A to a network drive with Net and then use the installation program successfully.

Additional query words: 3.10 3.11

Keywords: KB92871