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Old 07-25-2003, 09:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Basic MS Dos help?


What command do I use to browse a network share?

I know i can use NET USE to mount a share as volume but is there a way I can just browse as I do in the network neighborhood?

I've tried using CD but it doesn't work,maybe I have the syntax wrong.


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Old 07-25-2003, 01:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The 'network neighborhood' may only update on a service that may or may not be running, for a set amount of every 15mins or something...I'm sure you can force it w/ a refresh? But am not certain. WINS...netBIOS....LANMan...broadcast... - these seem important somehow. See your XP help on 'local area connections overview' section.

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DOS commands my fallible memory:

use the commands

'net share' command line

also (use any command w/ a '/?' for quick info/usage)

'net use' <drive letter to be used>: \\computer\share
net use t: \\computer\share

a '/d' disconnects it


'net view \\computer' will give you shares

and just a 'net view' should list the computers on the network


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Old 07-28-2003, 05:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
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excellent links.

When using net use to login with a username and password then they should be in speech marks right?

NET USE \\Computername\Share "password"/USER:"username"

Also the net view commande.Does it only show the computers in your domain or workgroup or what?

Is there a way to direct it to a specific domain?

Thanks again.
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