Creating Network Locations in Windows 7

Creating Network Locations in Windows 7

Net-wha? Network locations allow you to create a shortcut to a specific folder on a network resource.

Formerly “My Network Places” in Windows XP, the same functionality has been moved to the Computer folder in Windows 7.

  1. Either click on Computer from the Start Menu or click on Computer in Windows Explorer.
  2. Right-click anywhere in the blank area of the right-side pane, and choose “Add a Network Location”.
  3. On the 2nd screen, double-click on Choose a Custom Location to open the familiar dialog box from XP.
  4. Browse to your network folder and add it.

When you’re done, the new link will appear in the Computer folder under Network Locations. It will no longer appear in the Network folder where it used to be in XP.

Here’s a short video for all the visually-inclined learners.

Contact guest author, Gerry Brimacombe, who is writing this blog post on behalf of Chris Stone, who is off cruising the Carribean with his beautiful wife.

– Gerry Brimacombe,
on behalf of:
Chris Stone,
Application Specialist,
Sector Learning Solutions


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