We recently had an issue where we needed to edit a bunch of ProShow shows that we had on a local server. However when we tried to load the shows we were greeted with an error that the show assets could not be loaded. A quick call to the phenomenal tech support that Photodex provide confirmed our fears: ProShow does not work with assets on a network server.

The workaround was to copy the entire show locally. That worked, albeit a more than a little bit of a pain but workable.

So we let it ride and worked that way for a few weeks. Until it occurred to me maybe a mapped drive would work. Mapped drives are a throwback to DOS which basically sets a drive letter to access a network share.

Heck, try it… I mapped the network path to the drive letter J: and it worked. Cool.

Now we can open ProShows located on our server. Nice.