What is a UNC path?

Updated Mar 22, 2024

Reported In


  • SystemLink
  • DataFinder Server
  • SystemLink TDM DataFinder Module


Windows 10

Issue Details

I am creating datafinder instance inSystemLink Web Application. When I selected the folder path for the dataFinder instance's search area, I got the error The selected path is not a shared network path. Use UNC patth instead. How can I get the UNC path?

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The UNC path is a shared network path and can be set with the following the steps:
  1. First, open the properties of the folder that specifies the path and select the Sharing tab. The folder displayed as Not shared cannot be accessed from another PC, so it cannot be published with SystemLink Web Application. By setting the sharing properties, you can create a UNC path and access this folder from another PC. However, in order to maintain security, the network administrator may not be able to set "sharing" for each company or institution, so it is necessary to confirm the information and security software settings with the network administrator. 
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If you are in an environment where you can change the Sharing settings, proceed as below to create the UNC path for the specified folder.
  1. Click the Share button.
  2. Select Everyone, click Add and, change the Permission Level to  Read/Write.
  3. Click Share.
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  1. The folder's Sharing tab should display the Network Path which is the UNC path.
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