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Network (WORKGROUP) Shortcut - Create

How to Create a "Network (WORKGROUP)" Folder Shortcut in Windows 7 and Windows 8
Published by Brink
07 Jan 2011
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How to Create a "Network (WORKGROUP)" Folder Shortcut in Windows 7 and Windows 8


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This tutorial will show you how to create or download a Network (WORKGROUP) folder shortcut in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1.


EXAMPLE: Network (WORKGROUP) folder
Network (WORKGROUP) Shortcut - Create-network_workgroup.jpg



OPTION ONE
To Download a "Network (WORKGROUP)" folder Shortcut
1. Click/tap on the download button below to download the file below.
Network_(WORKGROUP).zip
download
2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

3. Open the .zip file, and extract (drag and drop) the Network (WORKGROUP shortcut to your desktop.

4. Unblock the extracted Network (WORKGROUP) shortcut.

5. In Windows 7, you can now Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start Menu, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

6. In Windows 8 and 8.1, you can Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

7. When done, you can delete the downloaded .zip file if you like.






OPTION TWO
To Manually Create a "Network (WORKGROUP)" folder Shortcut
1. Right click or press and hold on an empty area on your desktop, and click/tap on New and Shortcut.

2. Copy and paste the location below into the location field, and click/tap on the Next button. (see screenshot below)
%windir%\explorer.exe /e,::{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}
Name:  Step1.jpg
Views: 1154
Size:  93.6 KB
3. Type Network (WORKGROUP) for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: You can name this anything you would like though.
Name:  Step2.jpg
Views: 1139
Size:  71.5 KB
4. Right click or press and hold on the new Network (WORKGROUP) shortcut, and click/tap on Properties.

5. Click/tap on the Shortcut tab, and click/tap on the Change Icon button. (see screenshot below)
Name:  Step3.jpg
Views: 1136
Size:  62.4 KB
6. In the line under "Look for icons in this file", copy and paste the location below, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)
%windir%\System32\imageres.dll
Name:  Step4.jpg
Views: 1139
Size:  46.9 KB
7. Select the icon highlighted in blue above, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot above)
NOTE: You can use any icon that you would like instead though.

8. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
Name:  Step5.jpg
Views: 1139
Size:  61.8 KB
9. In Windows 7, you can now Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start Menu, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

10. In Windows 8 and 8.1, you can Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.
That's it,
Shawn





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07 Jan 2011   #1
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Fantastic Work! -WS


My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jan 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Thank you sir.
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