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JFileChooser and network drives

Matt Sloan

Joined: Aug 12, 2002
Posts: 7
Is is possible for a JFileChooser to display network drives if they exist, or am I limited to the drives on the local machine?
Gregg Bolinger
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As far as JAVA is concerned, if a network drive is mapped to a drive letter (and I am talking about Windows here because I am not sure about Linux), then JAVA will see it as a local drive. So JFileChooser should allow you to browse into them.

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