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GIMP doesn't see network folder

Apr 29, 2011, 12:27
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GIMP doesn't see network folder
Hello,

I use GIMP at work since a few days but we have a shared network folder where we work from (just to pc's) but the shared folder is on the other pc and I always need to save the files on the network folder. But GIMP only recognises the folder itself and not the content in it and all the subfolders.

Can anyone tell me why and how to fix this?

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Apr 29, 2011, 12:43
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RE: GIMP doesn't see network folder
There are several way to implement "network folders". What is it? A share on another windows PC?

If you open a command prompt, can you navigate to it? Is other software (notepad for instance) able to open/save files in it?

Are there any characters ouside of a-z,0-9 and "_" in the folder path/name?

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Apr 29, 2011, 12:49
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It's a folder on the other pc in the network. The full name is "\\Pc01\wifocarr" with subolders with just simple names as "images" and "storage". My pc is called pc02.
I'm not that good with command prompt.
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Apr 29, 2011, 14:41
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RE: GIMP doesn't see network folder
A folder named \\Pc01\wifocarr isn't usable with most file selectors. It has to be associated with a drive letter (this makes it appear in the file explorer as a drive). If it has one, then you should be able to navigate the files that pseudo-drive without problem. Otherwise, you have to find how to do it (from memory, in the file explorer of XP, in a "Tools" menu).

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May 3, 2011, 08:29
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RE: GIMP doesn't see network folder
I understand why it can't see the folder (it does see it when I drag images into GIMP and then save it or want to open another image) but i don't know how to fixe it.

Anyone a (simple) idea?

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May 3, 2011, 08:44
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So, what is your explanation?

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May 4, 2011, 21:16
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RE: GIMP doesn't see network folder
(May 3, 2011 08:29)Merijn Wrote:  Anyone a (simple) idea?

I think what Ofnuts suggested is about as simple as it gets. In Windows its called "Map A Network Drive". Double click on My Computer, then on the menu click Tools > Map Network Drive. First, select a drive letter that you want to use, then enter the folder location (in your case, \\Pc01\wifocarr). If you are certain about the exact spelling, just type it in, otherwise use the Browse button to find the correct folder on your network. Finally click on Finish.

Now, when you want to open (or save) a file from this folder in Gimp (or any other program) instead of trying to enter the folder's address, just look for Z:\ drive (or whatever drive letter you chose). That's all there is to it!

If you use this same folder often, make sure the box for "Reconnect at logon" is checked when you map the network drive. This will ensure that anytime you log on, that same folder will always be available as the same drive letter (provided the other computer is logged on as well).

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