The fille connection type is typically used for testing. However, the type may also be used to move data using mapped drives, where the mapped drive is a server on a remote server. From the remote server, data may then be forwarded using any number of metods (e.g. email, a directory on a website, etc.)
format : file:path
file - constant, required
path - Base path name to use.
The generic connector will not attempt to use the login information with this connection type (the path is assumed to be setup and ready for use). The file connection type may be used with almost all data formats.