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How can I disable the Universal Naming Convention (UNC) check for command sessions?

A. In a previous FAQ, I described how to navigate to a UNC path from a command session. To disable the UNC check during a command session so you can use a UNC path as the current folder from the command prompt, perform the following steps:

  1. Start a registry editor (e.g., regedit.exe).
  2. Navigate to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Command Processor registry subkey.
  3. From the Edit menu, select New, DWORD Value; enter the name DisableUNCCheck; then press Enter.
  4. Double-click the new value, set it to 1, then click OK.
  5. Close the registry editor.
  6. Log off and log on for the change to take effect.
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