Unapplied portion of patch in bug #207060 comment #24 appears to correct first problem listed in bug #207060 comment #16: ""URI has an authority component" from java.io.File.<init> in
There are probably numerous other problems which we will not find unless and until we replace all calls to File.<init>(URI) and File.toURI with functioning variants, but this is a start.
Integrated into 'main-golden', will be available in build *201205290002* on http://bits.netbeans.org/dev/nightly/ (upload may still be in progress)
User: Jaroslav Tulach <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Log: #212947: Using special URI to File conversion when getHost() is specified - helps the UNC case
Integrated into 7.2, not 7.1 I guess.