Canon zoom browser 4 on network drive or spoof local drive.

Discussion in 'General Software' started by AchTuNG!, Sep 16, 2004.

  1. AchTuNG!

    AchTuNG! Gawd

    Aug 13, 2001
    For some crazy reason (I'm sure there is a good one) Canon Zoom browser, which is the download software for canon digicams, does not want anything to do with network drives.

    I have bought an a75 for our service department to takes fotos of cars. They will probably take around 100 shots a day, and want to spend as little trouble as possible downloading them, so I setup the autodownload and date stamp feature in the software which works great. the only problem is, we cannot save to a network share. Why not use a mapped drive you say? well, you can't even do that. so.. I found a little prgram called "VDC" (Virtual Drive Creator) which creates a virtual drive. the zoom browser software CAN see this drive. problem is, VDC does not want to make a virtual drive out of a network share or a mapped drive. ARGH! lame. so, after a bit of digging, I found that VDC utilizes the SUBST dos command which basically does what I just explained. the command does work with network drives, but when you run it, the new drive appears as a mapped drive. no good for zoom browser. basically I'm in a bit of a pickle. I can map the my documents folder and save to it, but I'd rather not. any suggestions?