# Referring to Windows Network Paths

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# Referring to Windows Network Paths

As you create jobs, you will typically need to refer to file paths on the machine where FlowForce Server runs, or file paths on the network. When referring to a Windows network path, such as a mapped network drive, use the Universal Naming Convention (UNC) syntax. This is necessary because drive letters are not global to the system, and each logon session is assigned its own drive letters.

The UNC syntax is in the form:

\\server\sharedfolder\filepath

Where:

 • server references the server name in the network (defined by the DNS)
 • sharedfolder references a label defined by the administrator (for example, admin\$ is generally the root directory of the operating system installation).
 • filepath refers to the subdirectories below the share.