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How to find the full path/url for a mapped or network drive

In Windows Explore you have a "mapped" drive and you want to get the full URL/Path for your mapped drive (Q:) so you can email it to someone else. Where is it stored and how do I get it?

Where is it stored? Donít know. I spent 10 minutes with Google and found all kinds of examples on How to map a drive, but nothing on where Windows stores this info (somewhere in the Registry..DOH!) So, how do you get it?

Simple, execute the NET USE command.

This will execute the NET USE command and send its output to a text file called maplist.txt This file, maplist.txt will now contain a list of all your "mapped" drives along with the full URL\Path for each drive. Open/edit the file map.txt and then its just a copy-and-paste into an email. (Note: map.txt will be created in what ever drive/directory that "cmd" executed in.)

How to show what is in startup folders/registry
How to re-create the Show desktop icon on the Quick Launch toolbar in Windows XP
To re-create the Show desktop icon yourself, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type notepad in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. Carefully copy and then paste the following text into the Notepad window:
  3. On the File menu, click Save As, and then save the file to your desktop as "Show desktop.scf". The Show desktop icon is created on your desktop.
  4. Click and then drag the Show desktop icon to your Quick Launch toolbar.
Information for advanced users:
The Quick Launch toolbar uses the files in the following folder:
%userprofile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
How to re-create the "Compressed (zipped) Folder" in the "Send-To" menu

The Compressed (zipped) Folder icon is present in each user profile and also in the Default user profile. To restore the missing Compressed (zipped) Folder entry to the "Send To" menu use these steps:

Windows XP
  1. Click Start, Run and type:
  2. rundll32 zipfldr.dll,RegisterSendto
In the background, a 0 byte file named Compressed (zipped) Folder.ZFSendToTarget will automatically be created in the %Userprofile%\SendTo folder.
Windows Vista
  1. Click Start, type the following and press Enter:
  2. Right-click Compressed (zipped) Folder and choose Copy (Shortcut: CTRL+C)
  3. Open the SendTo folder of your user profile. To do so, click Start, type the following and press Enter:
  4. Right-click an empty area in the folder, and choose Paste (Shortcut: CTRL+V)
Vista or Server 2008 failes to boot with error: BOOTMGR IS MISSING


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