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DFS File System - Changing Paths in SW files - Can it be done?

Question asked by Bob Phillips on Jan 2, 2008
Latest reply on Oct 27, 2014 by Derek Beebe
We are in the process of converting our network paths to a Distributed File System (DFS) structure. Because of this, file name paths will change from "\\ABC\current projects...\filename" to \\ABC\shares\Current Projects...\filename"

I am looking for a way to edit the SolidWorks part, assembly, and drawing files to replace the beginning of all existing file path references with the new name. It seems that this should be a fairly straightforward text replacement process, but the files get corrupted whenever I attempt to modify them.

I can automate the editing into a batch process if I can figure out how to do the actual edit.