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Make internal drive appear as a Samba share?

Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:40 pm

Hiya-
In Windows XP, is there a way to make an internal drive appear to the host system as a Samba (network) shared drive?

We use some software at our shop that runs on a Windows XP box. It is designed to use a Samba share located on a server to store some frequently used files. It will not allow an internal drive to be selected to store these files, only a network drive. I would like to see if I can get better performance by using an internal drive instead, so I need to kinda trick it into believing an internal drive is a network share. Any suggestions?

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Re: Make internal drive appear as a Samba share?

Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:45 pm

You could access your own shares.

\\Computer-Name\ShareName

Where ShareName maps to a directory on the local drive.
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Re: Make internal drive appear as a Samba share?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:30 am

Yup. You can even map a drive letter to it if the software requires that.
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Re: Make internal drive appear as a Samba share?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:07 am

It... it can't be that easy. Can it? *smacks forehead*

Can't test it right now, will check later today. Thanks guys.
 
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Re: Make internal drive appear as a Samba share?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:15 am

Drewstre wrote:
It... it can't be that easy. Can it? *smacks forehead*

Well, you have to share that folder first so you can use the \\computer\share notation.
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Re: Make internal drive appear as a Samba share?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:58 pm

If he has admin privileges, then \\computername\driveletter$\folder\folder will work.

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