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what is the "network" Folder for?

post #1 of 5
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This might be a dumb question but what is the network folder for that in the "computer" area of your computer? I can not see what it dose, how to make it go away, or what I can use it for, or how I can use it. Any help? <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
post #2 of 5
Maybe it's for a NetBoot setup?
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
[quote]Originally posted by chromos:
<strong>Maybe it's for a NetBoot setup?</strong><hr></blockquote>

if it is for that why is it not just in OS X server? or an option to turn on? Why dose my grandma have to have a big old network thing to confuse her?
post #4 of 5
Indeed... I too am perplexed by the placement of this peculiarly prominent picture.

Any info guys?

[edit: had to add more consonance for effect]

[ 12-08-2001: Message edited by: starfleetX ]</p>
post #5 of 5
It is a link to a server-based application/library and user folder. The idea is that it's the same as the computer icon, only across the network. In other words, a mapped network drive (as opposed to the temporary login to AFP/SMB servers, this one is a fixed address).

It's how we use our win2k network here at work, except we have the "P-Drive," the "S-Drive" and so on which are hard links to server domains. I can still go to someone else's local D-drive in the network neighborhood (something OS X needs like the old Network browser in OS9) but the link is dropped when I reboot (i.e., not mapped).

I imagine that OS X Server allows this to happen in the Network icon.

[ 12-08-2001: Message edited by: BuonRotto ]</p>
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