Windows

Slideshow: Quick networking mapping with PushD and PopD

If you have connected to the drive before, you can find the network path on the Folder drop down

When you see the Map Network Drive window you use the Drive drop down to select a drive letter. Then, you can use the Folder drop down to select a drive you've previously mapped or click the Browse button and use the Browse For Folder dialog box to locate the network folder that you want to map to a drive. Be sure to leave the Reconnect at logon check box unselected.

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5 comments
dhamilt01
dhamilt01

I have multiple computers (XP, Vista, Windows 7) on my home network all in the identical workgroup. Once a shared folder is accessed on any computer on the computer I'm working on, it shows up under Network in Windows Explorer. If the computer the shared folder is on is then turned off, the share is still shown under Network. Clicking on that shared folder while that computer is turned off gets you an error. If all the computers are turned off and next day one computer is turned on, all those shared folders on the other turned off computers show up again under Network. When I turn on a computer, I do not want to see those shared folders UNTIL I access one. Causes confusion and clutter. Other than manually deleteing the visible shares or hacking the registry, is there any way to prevent shares showing up until accessed? Thanks.

ihfwt
ihfwt

I prefer F7 or the Up and Down arrow keys to cycle through command history.

bpate
bpate

Is it just me or doesn't anyone use the net use command still?

davep.l
davep.l

Keep talking like that and MS will drop it!!