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Windows 7: Multiple shared folders under one network drive?

21 Dec 2011   #1
daydr3am3r

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 
Multiple shared folders under one network drive?

Hi
I was wondering if it is possible to make multiple shared folders to appear under one network drive. Also, other new shared folders should automatically appear under the same network drive.
Any ideas?


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22 Dec 2011   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Not sure I understand. Do you mean like this?

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22 Dec 2011   #3
daydr3am3r

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

More or less. The idea is that I wanna have only one network drive and if I access it to be able to see everything shared on my network even if I have 2 PCs or 10. Lets say I have 3 PCs. On PC A I wanna share 2 folders on drive C and 3 on drive D and on PC B I wanna share 4 folders on drive E and 5 on drive F. On PC C I want to see all those folders under a single network drive in My Computer rather that going to Network -> Shared PC -> Shared Folder. Now I use 2 network drives(one on each PC) but every network drive is in fact a shared folder so it's not very efficient.
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23 Dec 2011   #4
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

You need the function of Windows 7 Libraries but across networks. I have not seen anything like that. Maybe there is a 3rd party program that will do this. Hopefully someone else will have an idea.

Edit: If you could share a mapped network drive that would do it but I can't make that work either.
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23 Dec 2011   #5
daydr3am3r

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Both network drives are shared but I have one network drive on each system and I could map only one folder on each system.
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23 Dec 2011   #6
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

What I meant was to map the drive so everything you want is accessible from one system then share the mapped drive along with whatever else you want from that system. Windows does not support this.

I don't know of any way to do what you want.

Curious, why do you want to do this? May there is another way to accomplish it?
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07 Jan 2012   #7
daydr3am3r

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Sorry for the late reply. Well I was thinking this will make it easier to access all shared data in one place. But I'm opened to other solutions.
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07 Jan 2012   #8
Solidwave

Win7Ultimate x64 + x32, Win7Pro x64, XP x32, Win 2003, Ubuntu and OpenIndiana
 
 

Libraries are the easiest and fastest way to approximate this. Create a new library and add all your network shares to it.

If Windows won't let you add a network share to a library because it's not indexed, install Windows Desktop Search on the server that provides the share.
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