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Windows 7: Does Windows 7 allow My Network Places like XP did?

10 Jan 2012   #1

Window 7 32-bit
 
 
Does Windows 7 allow My Network Places like XP did?

I just got switched to Windows 7 on my work computer and am trying to figure out how to add network folders to what used to be My Network Places. For example, when I'm in Word and saving an attached file, in XP there was a button called My Network Places (MNP). I was able to move assign some of my common network folders to the MNP and therefore to get to that folder with a single click.
So I'm not trying to pin a folder to the taskbar, but trying to retain a folder pathname so that when I'm saving a file, I don't have to go through the entire network path name to get to the folder of interest. Any help? Thank you.

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10 Jan 2012   #2

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

hi carolyn12345, and welcome to sevenforums,

what i do is drag my network locations to my favourites in windows explorer. i can then save files there from word easily.

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maybe there are more elegant methods of doing this, but my way is simple and works for me.


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10 Jan 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Carolyn, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could also map a network drive or folder in the Computer window for easy access to it if you like.

Map Network Drive

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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10 Jan 2012   #4

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

ah, i should have known that Brink had already made an excellent tutorial for this very circumstance.

Carolyn, if you're new to sevenforums, then i suggest you spend some time looking through Brink's tutorial section - you won't find any other resource quite like it anywhere - so good that parts of it keep being plagiarized all over the web!
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