Computers on my Network
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Computers on my Network

My Network Places displays shortcuts to shared computers, printers, and other resources on the network. The shortcuts are created automatically in My Network Places whenever you open a shared network resource, such as a printer or shared folder.

The My Network Places folder also contains hyperlinks to tasks and locations on your computer. These links can help you view your network connections, add shortcuts to network places, and view computers in your network domain or in your workgroup


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Click the Add a network place task to start the Add Network Place Wizard. This wizard helps you to create new shortcuts to shared folders and resources on your network, Web, and FTP servers. If you don’t have folders on a Web server already, the Add Network Place Wizard will help you create a new folder for storing your files online.

You can view, manage, move, copy, save, and rename the files and folders you have stored on a Web server just as you would files and folders stored on your computer. When you view the contents of a folder that is stored on the Web, the folder’s Internet address is displayed in the Address bar.

Open My Network Places


To open My Network Places, click Start, and then click My Computer. Under Other Places, click My Network Places.

The View workgroup computers task is displayed in My Network Places when your computer is in a workgroup and not in a domain. Double-click this icon to narrow your search to only those computers, printers, and resources that share a workgroup with your computer.

If your computer is connected to a workgroup that has less than 32 computers, Windows will automatically create shortcuts in My Network Places to the shared resources in your workgroup.

To add a shortcut in My Network Places to a folder on a Web server, the Web server must support network places. Network places requires the Web Extender Client (WEC) protocol and FrontPage extensions, or the WebDAV protocol and Internet Information Services (IIS) You must also have read and write access to the Web server. If you are on a network, contact your network administrator for information about available Web servers and how to access them.