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Chapter 23. Accessing and Using Your Network > Creating a Network Location

Creating a Network Location

When you map a shared network folder to a drive on your computer, Vista creates an icon for the mapped drive in the Computer folder’s Network Locations group. You can also add your own icons to this group. These are similar to the network places you could create in Windows XP. That is, once you create a network location, you can access that location by double-clicking the icon. This is usually a lot faster than drilling down through several layers of folders on the network client, so create network locations for those network folders you access most often.

Follow these steps to create a network location:


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