Networks and NYC
Sharing a Cookbook Over Your Network
You can share your cookbook folder over the network, provided you don’t try to simultaneously access the cookbook from two different computers. The best way to do this is to map a network drive, then access the user folder on that mapped drive using NYC (see “Mapping a Network Drive” below). The mapped drive must be shared with full read AND write access (see “Sharing a Drive Over Your Network” below). If you don’t want to share the entire drive, then at a minimum, the NYC folder and the user folder must be shared with full read AND write access. NYC is not a true network application, so simultaneous accesses of the cookbook from different computers will have unpredictable results, and could corrupt your cookbook.
Sharing NYC Over Your Network
Network users can use a single installation of NYC. Map the network drive where NYC resides (see “Mapping a Network Drive” below), then click the “Nyc.exe” file in the NYC folder on the network drive to open NYC. If you don’t want to share the entire drive, then at a minimum, the NYC folder and the user folder must be shared with full read AND write access. You can create a local shortcut on your desktop that opens NYC on the mapped drive. You must have read AND write access to the drive (or folder) where NYC and its user folder reside (see “Sharing a Drive Over Your Network” below).
NOTE: If more than one person will be accessing NYC over the network, you must purchase a license for each user.
Sharing a Drive Over Your Network
To share a drive over your network, open File Explorer on the computer with the drive you want to share. Right-click the drive you want to share, and select Sharing…. Make sure to share the drive with full access (read and write). If you don’t want to share the entire drive, you must at least share the NYC folder and the user folder (full access to both).
Mapping a Network Drive
To map a network drive, open File Explorer and select Tools… Map Network Drive… Accept the default map drive letter that is displayed. For the folder, browse to the drive with the cookbook. If you only shared the NYC folder and not the entire drive, then you should map the NYC folder.
“Path/File Access Error 75” or “VB Error 75…”
If you get any “Error 75” messages while using NYC or a cookbook over your network, then you know you have a read/write access problem that needs to be resolved. The resolution will depend on the circumstances, but it is likely that you don’t have read AND write (full) access to the NYC folder or the user folder that you are trying to access because one or both were not shared properly.