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Windows 7: Libraries - Include a Network Folder

14 Apr 2010   #20
Ryechz

Windows 7 Enterprise 64
 
 
Search Indexing

I am pretty sure that Microsoft removed the feature to drive it's customers to installing Windows 7 Enterprise. They are trying to push Enterprise Search instead. Check out this link: http://www.microsoft.com/enterprises...ductivity.aspx

Actually, it is a pretty cool technology, that paired with Brache Cache and Direct Access makes a pretty awesome combination.


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15 Apr 2010   #21
Bottazzoli

Windows 7
 
 

I use Win7LibraryTool_v1.05 on 5 PC's, not any problem. It's easy and I can save the basic settings and individual settings with adequate icons. The NAS folders are included but the warning message is displayed the first time use of the folder.

JPB
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05 Feb 2011   #22
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi Limneos,

Can you edit your tutorial to make it clear that the user just needs to delete the \Music folder, not the \Share\Music folders? At the moment the steps imply deleting both, which cause the symbolic link not to work.

Regards,
Golden
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18 Mar 2011   #23
travist

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I was looking for an answer to this the other day. I kept reading that this is possible in the x86 version, but not in the x64. I have one x64 machine that I have network drives listed in the libraries, but couldn't figure out how to do it on my new machine.

I just thought to try and add it in WMP to see if it would carry over, and low and behold it did. Came to post on here, and realized that a couple people had already done so.

Anyway, if you are trying to add network shares to the default Pictures, Music, and Videos libraries, if you configure these through WMP you will be able to access the folders through the library links even if they are on an un-indexed network share.
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19 Mar 2011   #24
PeterM42

Windows 7
 
 
Libraries - What is the point?

Amazing isn't it? - the only workaround for a totally unbelievable piece of Operating System vandalism is to utilise Windows Media Player. Come on Microsoft - GET A GRIP!!!!!
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19 Mar 2011   #25
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PeterM42 View Post
Amazing isn't it? - the only workaround for a totally unbelievable piece of Operating System vandalism is to utilise Windows Media Player. Come on Microsoft - GET A GRIP!!!!!
Peter, send your complaint directly to Microsoft - it won't help complaining about it here.

Regards,
Golden
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20 Mar 2011   #26
PeterM42

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 Libraries

"Peter, send your complaint directly to Microsoft - it won't help complaining about it here.
Regards,
Golden"

Yeah - like they are going to take notice!
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16 Jul 2011   #27
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sec View Post
Or you just download this little peace of software makes it possible to add a network location to your library too.

Win7 Library Tool Zorn Software
Thank's a very useful little program.
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17 Aug 2011   #28
dognose

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Jesus Christ!

I signed up for this post, because what you are doing there with simlinks and apps and stuff ist just ...

Step 1.)
Visit the computer, running the desired Folder you've shared and want to add in your library on another computer.

Step 2.)
Activate Indexing for the folder on THAT Computer (let's call it Server)

Step 3.)
Include your folder on EVERY Client Computer Library you like... Without doing any dirty workarrounds.

Picture-Line:
1.) Fail! http://dog.kraffner.de/easyshare/pic...0817172754.jpg
2.) Add Index on SERVER: http://dog.kraffner.de/easyshare/pic...0817173100.jpg
3.) Win! http://dog.kraffner.de/easyshare/pic...0817173126.jpg

best regards,
dognose
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17 Aug 2011   #29
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Hello dognose and welcome to Seven Forums.

Interesting suggestion, may work with a networked computer but I don't see how that could work with a NAS some of the other suggestions do.
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