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S: is for Stupid

posted 14 Dec 2011, 02:17 by Daniel Bryden   [ updated 14 Dec 2011, 02:17 ]
It is time for companies to move away from the use of letters for network drives. My first task in any role is to remove any drive mappings and ensure that I know the paths for the drives that I need. Why? Simple: IT appear to insist on giving different drive letters to the same path for different people.
Once you are setting up an Excel spreadsheet with links to other files you are stuck if your users don't share your drive mappings. You are also stuck when someone sends you a hyperlink and you can't access it because your K drive points to a completely different folder.

This is a legacy issue; legacy isn't good. It is time to cast aside drive letters and embrace a much easier future.