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Chapter 8.  Sharing and Accessing Networ... > Quickly open a shared network folder

8.6. Quickly open a shared network folder

Whether you work with network folders all the time or very seldom, you probably want to be able to access those shared folders quickly. While you can browse through My Network Places each time to get to the folder, that isn't a very efficient use of your time. You can take advantage of a few quicker methods to speed up access to those network resources.

8.6.1. Map a drive letter to the folder

You can map a local drive (volume) letter to any shared network folder. The folder then shows up in My Computer with the folder as the root of the volume. You can choose to have Windows 2000 map the drive letter to the folder each time you log on and, if needed, connect with a username other than your current logon name. Here's how to map a drive letter to a shared folder:


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