Option 2: Symbolic Link.
Basically it creates a shortcut to that share folder as created above.
However! I havnt tested this to see if it works if the host laptop is not online...
go to your home folder
Hold shift+right click > open command prompt here
type the command:
mklink /d "more pics" "\\laptop2\My Pictures\"
where "more pics
" is the name of the new linked folder you want to create; and
" is the name of the laptop and "My Pictures
" is the name of the share you created in above post.
Now everytime you open your home folder, you will have another folder called "more pics". This is not really a shortcut, its an actual folder. So you can apply properties to it, and copy and paste it to where you want, just like you can with any other folder. However, the files are still physically on laptop2. I think
properties on the folder are inherited to the contents, but not sure. I havnt tested that part either.
I prefer this method to redirect my user files to my network file share instead of using the C:\users\username\documents & music & pictures folders. But then again, it is a dedicated network fileserver, not a laptop.