Network Folder Shortcut - Create

    Network Folder Shortcut - Create

    Network Folder Shortcut - Create

    How to Create a "Network" Folder Shortcut in Windows 7
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    How to Create a "Network" Folder Shortcut in Windows 7

       Information
    This will show you how to create or download a Network Folder shortcut that opens the Network folder.

       Note
    The Network folder provides handy access to the computers and devices on your network. From there, you can see the contents of network computers and find shared files and folders. You can also view and install network devices, such as printers.

    The Network folder is also available from the Navigation Pane in Windows Explorer.

    EXAMPLE: Network folder
    Network Folder Shortcut - Create-network_folder_example.jpg






    OPTION ONE

    To Download the "Network" folder Shortcut


    1. Click on the download button below to download the file below.
    Network_Folder.zip
    2. Click on Save, and save the .zip file to the desktop.

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

    4. Right click on the Network folder shortcut, and click 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.
    Network Folder Shortcut - Create-unblock.jpg
    5. You can now Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start Menu this shortcut, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move it where you like for easy use.

    6. When done, you can delete the downloaded .zip file on the desktop if you like, or save it to use again.




    OPTION TWO

    To Manually Create the "Network" folder Shortcut


    1. Right click on a empty area on desktop, and click on New and Shortcut.

    2. Copy and paste the location below into the location area, and click on the Next button. (See screenshot below)
    %windir%\explorer.exe /e,::{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}
    Network Folder Shortcut - Create-step1.jpg
    3. Type Network folder for the name, and click on the Finish button. (See screenshot below)
    NOTE: You can name this anything you would like though.
    Network Folder Shortcut - Create-step2.jpg
    4. Right click on the new Network folder shortcut on the Desktop and click on Properties.

    5. Click on the Shortcut tab, then click on the Change Icon button. (See screenshot below)
    Network Folder Shortcut - Create-step3.jpg
    6. In the line under "Look for icons in this file", copy and paste in the location below and press Enter. (See screenshot below)
    %windir%\System32\imageres.dll
    Network Folder Shortcut - Create-step4.jpg
    7. Select the icon highlighted in blue above and click on OK. (See screenshot above)
    NOTE: You can use any icon that you would like instead though.

    8. Click on OK. (See screenshot below)
    Network Folder Shortcut - Create-step5.jpg
    9. You can now Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start Menu this shortcut, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move it where you like for easy use.
    That's it,
    Shawn







  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 7
       #1

    Great Post


    I was able to follow this post to create the Network Folder Shortcut

    However, not being a Windows person I wondered where you got this string from
    C:\Windows\explorer.exe /e,::{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}

    Thanks
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  2. Posts : 70,219
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello JT, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    The long number is the GUID number for the Network Folder in the registry CLSID key with the explorer command to open it.
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  3. Posts : 10
    windows 7 home premium
       #3

    worked perfect


    Thanks for that download...it worked perfect. I was finally able to pin my network folder to my taskbar.
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  4. Posts : 70,219
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #4

    You're most welcome Electriclott. :)
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  5. Posts : 1
    XP Media Center/Vista Business/Win 7 Ultimate
       #5

    Re: Shortcuts to e.g. Control Panel


    Better safe...
    Use then environment variable, %WINDIR%, instead of hard-coding
    '[DRIVE:][Windows] etc.

    Not all users/installations have C: as boot drive!

    -> %WINDIR%\explorer.exe /e,::{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}

    Sincerely,
    Jens
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  6. Posts : 70,219
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Yep.
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  7. Posts : 52
    Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
       #7

    Heh, wanted to add additional info - but, it had already been thought of; just under, Related Tutorials, "How to Create a Add Network Location Shortcut in Windows 7".

    As usual, sevenforums.com/ has it all covered. xD

    P.S.
    4 anyone (too) lazy 2 click:





    :)
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  8. Posts : 52
    Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
       #8

    Oh, btw., in the tutorial above: "Step3.jpg" is, actually, 95.2 KB (97,524 bytes), while this can be accomplished - as .PNG - somewhere close to 31.8 KB (32,604 bytes) && with *much* crispier image quality!..:)

    *like, teh 2014-10-17_23-17-07.png

    (While its .GIF would lead @ 15.9 KB (16,314 bytes) & also being transparent)

    Edit: IDK, maybe something worth a look - considering the overall bandwidth; & more importantly, the EYES?

    (Hihi)
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