View Full Version : changing drive letter gaining access to a network

11-28-2001, 09:15 PM
Hello, I wanted to make a program for myself and give it to my system administrator for a system flaw I found in the school network.

What we have: A network with several users that have his/her own personal folder.
What is flawed: Other people can get in other certain users' folders, most are blocked.
What I want to do: Get a directory listing of those accessibly through my user name

Hark, nobody make the source code to do this. I only want to find out how you can change into another directory in DOS (The system("h:\") command does not work.

The process is like this:

type: net use h: \\(server)\(sub-directory)
type: h:
(go to directory H: for server)
type: dir

However, there was something going wrong with the type: H: thing, as I cannot, in my console application, see the directory information of the server I am "supposedly" on but instead, the C:\ directory I was on.

Here's a small code snippet that I've done so far:

#include <iostream>
using namespace std;
#include <conio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>

int main(int argc, char* argv[])

character = _getch();
case 97:
cout << "Type in a server name.\n";
cin.getline(server, 49);
system("net use h: \\\\(server IP/name)\\c");
system("cd h:\\");
cout << "You have ? changed the directory ?";

So far, I cannot change the directory using the cd command, and then using dir, because it will always show the C:\ directory, not the H:\. The two getch() between the system("cd h:\\"); are for testing purposes (step by step process)

As I hope you can see (it's pretty easy to figure out what my code does) I only need to find out how to change to another directory in a network using the system() command if possible. (Please, simplified answers, I'm a beginner.)

Thank you


11-29-2001, 05:30 AM
Don't cross post, plz. What if the moderators see this..? :)

11-29-2001, 10:57 AM
Hmm, two posts in two topic areas cuz I don't know which one they belong into. Either way, I hope to get an answer soon. You have one related to my question?