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Windows 7: Add Network Location Shortcut - Create

Add Network Location Shortcut - Create

How to Create an "Add Network Location" Shortcut in Windows 7 and Windows 8
Published by Brink
26 Feb 2010
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How to Create an "Add Network Location" Shortcut in Windows 7 and Windows 8

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The Add Network Location Wizard helps you create a network folder shortcut in Computer to a website, an FTP site, or other network location.

This tutorial will show you how to create or download an Add Network Location Wizard shortcut in Windows 7 and Windows 8.


EXAMPLE: Add Network Location Wizard
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EXAMPLE: An Added Network Location in Computer
Add Network Location Shortcut - Create-computer.jpg



OPTION ONE
To Download the "Add Network Location" Shortcut
1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.
Add_Network_Location.zip
download
2. Save the .zip file to the desktop.

3. Open the .zip file and extract the Add Network Location shortcut to the desktop.

4. Right click or press and hold on the Add Network Location shortcut, click/tap on Properties, General tab, and on the Unblock button. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: If you do not have a Unblock button under the General tab, then the shortcut is already unblocked and you can continue on to step 5.
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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, 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 finished, you can delete the downloaded .zip file if you like.







OPTION TWO
To Manually Create the "Add Network Location" Shortcut
1. Right click or press and hold on an empty area on the desktop, and click/tap on New and Shortcut.

2. Copy and past either location below into the location area, and click/tap on the Next button. (See screenshot below)
%windir%\explorer.exe shell:::{D4480A50-BA28-11d1-8E75-00C04FA31A86}

OR

RUNDLL32.EXE %SystemRoot%\system32\shwebsvc.dll,AddNetPlaceRunDll
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3. Type Add Network Location for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: You can name this anything you would like though.
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4. Right click or press and hold on the new Add Network Location shortcut on the Desktop, and click/tap on Properties.

5. Click/tap on the Shortcut tab, then click/tap on the Change Icon button. (See screenshot below)
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6. In the line under "Look for icons in this file", copy and paste the location below, and press Enter. (See screenshot below)
%SystemRoot%\System32\imageres.dll
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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)
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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, 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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