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andres_corredor
New Contributor III

External drive connection

Hi guys,

I am trying to create a connection to an external folder but it does not appear as option.. any clue.

Pd. I have already added it as new drive and I can reach it from Windows Explorer but not from QMC

Thanks

Folder Options.jpg

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barry_stevens
Contributor II

Re: External drive connection

so you will need to grant the user .\qsservice access to the folder\drive you are trying to connect to

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devarasu07
Honored Contributor II

Re: External drive connection

Hi,

1) Try to make sure that your able to access shared folder from your qlik sense client installed machine

2) while creating connection folder just paste your share folder root like below

\\IP Address\SourceDocuments

3) create folder and you able to access it.

Network_folder.jpg

Hope this helps you

Thanks,Deva

andres_corredor
New Contributor III

Re: External drive connection

Hi Devarasu,

I have already tried that, I am on the actual server when I paste the exact path I have on the server (Windows Explorer), it says Invalid path, even trying with the complete server name.

I am just wondering if I need to set something on the QMC?

Thanks and regards,

Andres

Not applicable

Re: External drive connection

Try mapping the path to a local drive letter.

andres_corredor
New Contributor III

Re: External drive connection

Hi Leslie,

I already have this:

MapDrive.jpg

Still I do not get Z drive on Qlik Sense

Is that what you mean?

Cheers,

Andres

OmarBenSalem
Esteemed Contributor

Re: External drive connection

Try something like this:

\\YourAddress\z$\YourFolder

rohitk1609
Valued Contributor II

Re: External drive connection

Hi Andres ,

Please use UNC windows path and do it on server not on accessing it from outside of server. It will work.UNC.png

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andres_corredor
New Contributor III

Re: External drive connection

Still having same message "Invalid path"

Thanks,

andres_corredor
New Contributor III

Re: External drive connection

Still having same message "Invalid path"

Thanks,

barry_stevens
Contributor II

Re: External drive connection

I have just tested on my demo box and yes you're right you can't see the mapped drive in the drive list but you can connect to it using UNC. 

when you mapped to z: you would have pointed to a share....

what happens if you use that path that you used? ie \\machinename\share

I got invalid path errors when I entered the incorrect details of the UNC ie tried \\machinename\z$

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