INFO: What is a UNC path?

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INFO: What is a UNC path?

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  • Firewall Suite 4.X


What is a UNC path?


UNC is short for Universal Naming Convention, a Windows format for specifying the location of resources on a local-area network (LAN). UNC uses the following format:


The shared resource pathname can be a single name, or a longer directory path. It can mount at any point on a logical drive (not necessarily at the root of the drive).

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Article ID: 10870
Last Modified: 5/12/2008
Type: INFO
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