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How to access a folder with spaces in the UNC path

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  • hello,

    Can seem to find the answer on google. In an email I want to send a link to a folder but there are spaces in the folder path. For example, \\fillser01\documents\legal department\hr. I want a direct link to the HR folder in an email.

    Thanks,

    Monday, May 06, 2013 4:49 PM

Answers

  • Try one of the following.

    Double quotes around the UNC:

    "\\fillser01\documents\legal department\hr"

    Replace space with %20:

    \\fillser01\documents\legal%20department\hr

    Brackets around the UNC:

    <\\fillser01\documents\legal department\hr>

    I think all 3 will work with outlook, but not 100% sure.

    Monday, May 06, 2013 5:20 PM

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  • If you're using outlook I'd ask them over here.

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/outlook

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/outlook/threads

     

     

     


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    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

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    Monday, May 06, 2013 5:05 PM
  • Try one of the following.

    Double quotes around the UNC:

    "\\fillser01\documents\legal department\hr"

    Replace space with %20:

    \\fillser01\documents\legal%20department\hr

    Brackets around the UNC:

    <\\fillser01\documents\legal department\hr>

    I think all 3 will work with outlook, but not 100% sure.

    Monday, May 06, 2013 5:20 PM
  • To be precise,  Brackets around the UNC: <\\fillser01\documents\legal department\hr> works on outlook.


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    Wednesday, May 08, 2013 4:10 AM
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  • In Outlook 2010, if I surround it with double quotes, once the link gets created it removes the quotes and is correct. For example, I type:

    "\\fillser01\documents\legal department\hr" into Outlook and press ENTER and it will turn it into a link that looks like this:

    \\fillser01\documents\legal department\hr

    Hope that helps.


    Jack Doyle, Engineer, SpectorSoft - http://www.spectorsoft.com

    Thursday, May 09, 2013 2:12 PM