Accessing Windows Network Share?

Chris Mellon arkanes at
Thu Aug 16 20:43:14 CEST 2007

On 8/16/07, frikk <frikker at> wrote:
> I previously posted about accessing SharePoint over the web. Well I
> have since given up any easy means of doing this, since something else
> has perked my interest.  Instead of going to http://sharepoint/site,
> why not just access \\sharepoint\site\ directly?
> So my question is this - How do I access that network share?
> If I go to start -> run, and type in "\\SharPointServer\Site\Folder",
> windows explorer will pop up with it.  I suppose I could have a little
> batch script that python runs to map the drive to a local letter, like
> J:, but this does not seem necessary.
> Suggestions?
> This does not work, for obvious reasons:
> >>> import glob.glob
> >>> glob.glob("\\\\server\\folder\\*")
> []

I don't see whats "obvious" about this. Access to windows shares is
handled by Windows in a VFS layer, and glob and all other Python file
access works fine over them for me.

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