I'm struggling again with Emacs 24.4 and org-mode (version 8.3beta (release_8.3beta-1013-g187dae`` @ c:/Users/mbec.POLYWBR/Documents/sorga/org-mode/org_current/lisp/)

I'm having problem with paths like that:


which produce the error "No such file c:/servername.domain.de/dir/"

So org-mode seems to replace \ by / and then create a local path on my hard disk c: instead of resolving the path to the network server correctly.

Does anyone else work on Windows in a Windows Server network environment with similar paths and can tell me how to set things up correctly?

Remark: in dired+ it works well:
if I launch M-x RET dired and then paste a path like \\server.domain.de\dir1\dir2 , dired seems to convert it to //server.domain.de/dir1/dir2and opens the right directory

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I can't test this, but try




  • thanks, I'm currently not at the Windows machine, but I'll try next week Apr 10, 2015 at 16:42
  • no, this does not help either. :-( Apr 13, 2015 at 8:23

After installing Emacs 24.5.1 the problem did not occur any more.

It works with org-mode 8.2.10 as well as with the current beta 8.3 beta (daily snapshot from today)

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