I use a few programs that for whatever reason will not talk to mapped networked drives but will talk to local drives. This is extremely annoying because at least one of them is a backup utility. What I'd like to do is trick windows into thinking a networked drive is local. Any means you know of to get \\computername\sharename to be treated as a local harddrive would be appreciated. Why any program would refuse to talk to networked drives is beyond me. The whole point of mapping drive letters was to get dos programs to talk to remote drives. So why would some windows programs have an explicit inability to talk these drives?... the only thing I can think of is brain damage.