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Windows 7: XP dont show in network anymore but will work with \\NAME

22 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium Enhanced
XP dont show in network anymore but will work with \\NAME

The way i connect to my XP network is i open explorer and click on the Network folder icon. Then i wait for the green search bar to do it's thing at the top of the screen and when it detects the XP computer, it will show XP under Network and i can access it.

Well it stopped. No matter how many times I clicked on Network the green search bar only searched once after a reboot and it would not find the XP drive.

After searching I found that you could open the drive by typing in the start menu's search bar, \\NAME. This worked fine, so I am able to access the drive but why don't it work with the Network folder in Explorer anymore?

After I open the xp drive this way, it will then magically pop up under the Network folder but not before.

Also is there a way to create a shortcut to this drive? I don't see that option by right clicking on it.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Sep 2011   #2

Win7 & Win8 64bit

Hi Electric Driver,

You may map a network drive first then send the shortcut from your My computer to your Desktop.
Create a shortcut to (map) a network drive

Then here's how to create that shortcut:
Map Network Drive Shortcut - Create
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