Unfortunately, I'm stuck on Windows. I have a network folder under this PC. Is there a way to navigate into it with dired without mounting it as another drive?
If the remote directory is not mapped to a drive letter, you can use
dired, with the UNC path replacing backslashes with forward slashes, e.g. if in explorer the path is
\\server\share the sequence of command in @Drew answer becomes
C-x d Dired (directory): Dired (directory): //server/share RET
Yes, use the usual Dired command (
dired, bound to
At the prompt for a directory, just enter the drive name that you want (which can be a network folder), followed by
:/. For example:
C-x d Dired (directory): Dired (directory): d:/ RET
If you use Dired+ (download) then you can also get a buffer that lists all of your MS Windows drives, which you can navigate through Dired. Command
diredp-w32-drives (bound to
:/ in Dired, but usable from anywhere) gives you a Dired buffer listing your drives.