[R] Specifying path to a windows server

John Sorkin jsorkin at grecc.umaryland.edu
Tue Apr 5 19:23:11 CEST 2016

Windows 7 (local computer)
Windows server (server I am trying to reach)
I need to read a file whose windows path is of the form
You will note that as per windows standards the server name is preceded by two backslashes.
I am not sure how to specify this in R.  One usually needs to specify an escape characters in a path new which would suggest my path should be
This does not work; the file is not found.
What is the correct way to specify a path to a server

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