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When working with skins, it may be useful to map a network drive to the IFS for so you can easily access the file system.

On the server:

  • Connect to your system using System i Navigator
  • In the navigation tree, select “Network”, then “Servers”, then “TCP/IP”
  • Find “System i Netserver” and ensure that it is started.  If not started, right-click and select “Start”.
  • Now, select “File Systems” in the navigation tree.  Then select “Integrated Files System”, and then “Root”.  Right-click the root or a particular folder under the root and select “Share -> New Share”.
  • In the resulting dialog, provide a share name.

On your personal computer:

  • In Windows, open My Computer.  From the Tools menu, select “Map Network Drive”.
  • Select an unused drive and under the “Folder” field, specify:
  • \\SystemiIPorHostName\ShareName
  • If you have a different windows user name to your System i sign on Id, you may need to click “connect using a different user name”.
  • Check the “Reconnect at Login” box and click Ok.
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