What Is "My Network Places" in Windows?


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In the Windows operating system, "My Network Places" is a folder where users can see shortcuts to resources, printers and shared computers placed in the network. The shortcuts are generated automatically and are placed alongside hyperlinks to other locations within the computer as well as various networking tasks.

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A task that can be done through "My Network Places" is to add a new network place through the built-in "Add a Network Place" task wizard. The task wizard streamlines the folder and resource shortcut-making process for the user. This task wizard can also be used to create and link to a file folder located online.

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