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Chapter 18. Using the Network > Locating Network Resources

Locating Network Resources

It's fairly easy to locate printers, files, and folders stored on other computers on your network; as you would expect, Windows can display the contents of your network in an Explorer-type view that's as easy to interpret as the My Computer display. In addition to this familiar point-and-click browsing model, however, there are some additional tools that make it possible to locate resources from the command line, and to search through very large networks.

The most straightforward way to locate resources on small networks is through the My Network Places display. My Network Places gives you a way to browse, search, and bookmark network resources, including shared folders, Web pages, FTP sites, and so on. To open My Network Places, you can


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