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File paths in Emails PC/Mac
posted by Fabrice Altman  on May 3, 2018, 8:45 a.m. (7 months, 14 days ago)
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Hello,

 

We have a mixed environment Mac/PC.

When an artist on a PC needs to point to a file or folder on our file server to somebody else on a Mac via Email,

the use of paths becomes a bit tricky as obviously the format is different between the 2 platforms,

especially as the default PC paths are relying on mapped drives.

 

Just wondering if you guys have some solutions in place to make this more straight forward.

 

Cheers,

F.

 

 


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Response from Greg Whynott @ May 4, 2018, 2 a.m.
He spoke of pointing people to files via email and how to make that easier for navigation, not pipe line/ script integration.     The DFS root would present a consistent view of paths between the platforms addressing the net drive issue his clients are challenged with.   But I could be wrong.
-g
 




Semt fron phome,
On May 3, 2018, at 21:51, Ronald Knol <rwjknol@gmail.com> wrote:

DFS helps a bit but the problem is that Windows requires either \\path or file://path.
Macs don't know how to handle that, they want a link in the form of smb://path.Even then, a link to smb://path needs to be handed to Finder (or in Finder / Go / Connect to server).
Unfortunately no way around it.There is no easy path sharing between macOS and Windows.
At my previous employer I had created a simple macOS app (AppleScript) and a Windows app (C#) to convert paths - input a UNC path \\path and it would spit out a Linux nfs path and macOS smb link and vice versa.




On Thu, May 3, 2018 at 10:12 AM, greg whynott <greg.whynott@gmail.com> wrote:
DFS perhaps?   Won't be exactly the same but will more closely resemble the path after the first level.
https://support.apple.com/kb/PH26306?viewlocale=en_CA&locale=en_CA




On Thu, May 3, 2018 at 8:44 AM, Fabrice Altman <fabrice@studioaka.co.uk> wrote:

Hello,

 

We have a mixed environment Mac/PC.

When an artist on a PC needs to point to a file or folder on our file server to somebody else on a Mac via Email,

the use of paths becomes a bit tricky as obviously the format is different between the 2 platforms,

especially as the default PC paths are relying on mapped drives.

 

Just wondering if you guys have some solutions in place to make this more straight forward.

 

Cheers,

F.

 

 


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Response from Ronald Knol @ May 3, 2018, 9:55 p.m.
DFS helps a bit but the problem is that Windows requires either \\path or file://path.
Macs don't know how to handle that, they want a link in the form of smb://path.Even then, a link to smb://path needs to be handed to Finder (or in Finder / Go / Connect to server).
Unfortunately no way around it.There is no easy path sharing between macOS and Windows.
At my previous employer I had created a simple macOS app (AppleScript) and a Windows app (C#) to convert paths - input a UNC path \\path and it would spit out a Linux nfs path and macOS smb link and vice versa.




On Thu, May 3, 2018 at 10:12 AM, greg whynott <greg.whynott@gmail.com> wrote:
DFS perhaps? Won't be exactly the same but will more closely resemble the path after the first level.
https://support.apple.com/kb/PH26306?viewlocale=en_CA&locale=en_CA




On Thu, May 3, 2018 at 8:44 AM, Fabrice Altman <fabrice@studioaka.co.uk> wrote:

Hello,

We have a mixed environment Mac/PC.

When an artist on a PC needs to point to a file or folder on our file server to somebody else on a Mac via Email,

the use of paths becomes a bit tricky as obviously the format is different between the 2 platforms,

especially as the default PC paths are relying on mapped drives.

Just wondering if you guys have some solutions in place to make this more straight forward.

Cheers,

F.


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Response from Greg Whynott @ May 3, 2018, 1:15 p.m.
DFS perhaps? Won't be exactly the same but will more closely resemble the path after the first level.
https://support.apple.com/kb/PH26306?viewlocale=en_CA&locale=en_CA




On Thu, May 3, 2018 at 8:44 AM, Fabrice Altman <fabrice@studioaka.co.uk> wrote:

Hello,

We have a mixed environment Mac/PC.

When an artist on a PC needs to point to a file or folder on our file server to somebody else on a Mac via Email,

the use of paths becomes a bit tricky as obviously the format is different between the 2 platforms,

especially as the default PC paths are relying on mapped drives.

Just wondering if you guys have some solutions in place to make this more straight forward.

Cheers,

F.


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