A. Windows 2000 adds support for Network places that work in a similar method to mapped drives except they are not mapped as drive letters and are instead accessed via the 'My Network Places' branch of the Desktop.

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To add a My Network Place just perform the following:

  1. Start Explorer
  2. Select My Network Places
  3. Double click on the 'Add Network Place' wizard
  4. You will be asked for the location to point to, for example \\titanic\c$ for the C drive of machine titanic.
  5. Click Next
  6. You will then be asked for a description for the new network place, e.g. "C drive on Titanic", click Finish
  7. The new network place will now be listed

The places are actually stored under your user profile in the folder c:\documents and settings\\NetHood as folder shortcuts.

Click below to view an example network place creation.

Network Place creation