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I've got an application that sends print jobs to a local print share via a DOS copy:

copy fileToPrint \\myLocalComputerName\sharename

When the network is down it throws an error. However the share is on the local computer! Any way to get around this? I have control of both the local computer and the application code.

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It might work if you substitute 127.0.0.1 for myLocalComputerName.

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Found the following article which uses a loopback network adapter to access the local share when the network is unavailable.

http://geekswithblogs.net/dtotzke/articles/26204.aspx

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