Network shares in Windows

MRAB python at
Tue Aug 9 03:53:30 CEST 2011

On 09/08/2011 02:46, Nanda, Ameet wrote:
> Hi All,
> I was trying to access a network shared folder on a windows network. I
> couldn’ t find of a good documentation online to do that. Are there any
> recommendations on how to do it in windows. So if my folder is shared as
> \\ameetn\Dropbox <file:///\\ameetn\Dropbox> and when I am trying to open
> it up, it says I don’t have privileges to open it every time I try doing
> that.
>  >>> open("\\\\ameetn\\Dropbox")
> Traceback (most recent call last):
> File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
> IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '\\\\ameetn\\Dropbox'
> Al though I try this from the administrator cmd, I still get the same
> error. Can anyone please recommend me a good way to do this.
\\ameetn\Dropbox is a folder. 'open' is for opening files.

If \\ameetn\Dropbox\foo is the path to a file, then:

     f = open(r"\\ameetn\Dropbox\foo")

will open it.

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