What is UNC?


(Universal Naming Convention) A standard for identifying servers, printers and other resources on a network. A UNC path uses double slashes or backslashes to precede the name of the computer. The path (disk and directories) within the computer are separated with a single slash or backslash, as in the following examples. Note that in the DOS/Windows example, drive letters (c:, d:, etc.) are not used in UNC names.

//servername/path Unix

\\servername\path DOS/Windows

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