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Windows 7: View three networked computers simultaneously in Windows Explorer

28 Oct 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
View three networked computers simultaneously in Windows Explorer

I can "Shift" click Windows Explorer icon three times and view three separate Explorer windows and navigate to a specific folder on each networked PC. I would like to know if I can make a batch file or shortcut to do this with one click. Possible or not? I only discovered the shift click combo today after a lot of messing about. If anyone can help I would greatly appreciate it. Even if there is some decent freeware that can do this.

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28 Oct 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Welcome .

If I understood you correctly you are opening three different windows of explorer and navigate each
to a different network shared folder, correct?

You can also navigate to a specific IP / comuter name on the network like so:

Using the Run command.

\\127.0.0.1\Some Folder or \\Comuter Name\Some Folder


So you can create a simple batch file which will serve as a type of shortcut.



Using Notepad to create the batch.

All I have to do is add start before the path I want to get to.

start \\127.0.0.1\Some Folder or start \\Comuter Name\Some Folder
Note   Note
There is a space after the start command.

Than saving that short command as a .bat instead if the default .txt .

If you're having difficulties just post the paths you want to get to an I can write it up for you .
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28 Oct 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Many thanks for that. I'll give it a try and get back to you.
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28 Oct 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Cannot get batch file to work. I do need your help.
Following is information you require.

Computer Name - E8400
IP Address 10.1.1.7
Folder F:\My Apps

Computer Name - ASUS-F5RL
IP Address 10.1.1.6 (Ethernet)
IP Address 10.1.1.5 (Wireless)
Folder D:\Apps


Computer Name - Lenovo-G570
IP Address 10.1.1.8
Folder D:\Apps

And can I put an "if" statement in there so if I'm using wireless instead which is a different ip address I can still open it?
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28 Oct 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I did finally get it to work with this with one exception. The folder on the main computer throws an error.
F:\My Apps is the computer from where I am running the batch file.
start F:\My Apps (does not work) \E8400\F\My Apps doesn't work either
start \\Asus-f5rl\d\Apps (works fine)
start \\LENOVO-G570\Apps (works fine)
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29 Oct 2013   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Finally got it to work. Would not have achieved without your help. Thank you.
Final result of batch file...
@echo off
start \\Asus-f5rl\d\Apps
start \\LENOVO-G570\Apps
Explorer F:\My Apps
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29 Oct 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
bat to exe converter

Don't know whether I can get into trouble for this but I found a great little program for converting bat files into an exe file.
Here or do a search
Advanced BAT to EXE Converter Free Download - Make EXE
If not applicable to this section then maybe a mod can move it. I made an exe from previous batch file and it works great. I just now have to work out how to put the statements in the batch file to size my three explorer windows evenly across my screen.
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29 Oct 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Great job !
I am happy I could help.

I don't really see the advantage of converting a .bat into .exe but maybe someone can enlighten me .
Either way, enjoy your shortcuts .
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