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*Ammerman, Rob
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Duplicate network drives

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12-10-1999 04:18 AM
AutoCAD 2000
Windows NT 4.0 (os)
Windows Nt (server)

Because of our filing system on the server, it is sometimes cumbersome
to navigate through many directories to find the desired DWG. So I have
been experimenting with shortcuts using AutoCAD's explorer, and placing
the shortcut in my "Favorites\Autodesk" folder.

The problem I have been having is whenever I use the shortcut to open
any drawing, AutoCAD (I'm assuming) opens that drawing, but creates a
duplicate drive on the network that only my computer acknowledges.
Mapped drives on server upon login:
M: (all drawings I access reside on this drive)
After opening a drawing using the generated shortcut:
E: (this is the drive that is recognized as the parent
directory for the recently opened drawing)

I have checked the shortcuts, and as far as I can see everything is OK.
If I close AutoCAD and try to disconnect the drive, I get an error
informing me that there is currently a file open on the drive and if I
would still like to disonnect it.

How do I correct this problem? Any assistance will be greatly
appreciated. Sorry for the length of this message.

Rob A.

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