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Platinum Edition Using® Microsoft® Windows® XP by Brian Knittel, Robert Cowart

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Using Shared Folders

When you have identified a shared folder that contains files you need to use, you can simply open the folder and use it as you would if the files were stored on your own hard drives. Here are a few tips to make your life on the network a bit easier:

  • When you use Explorer to drag files between a network shared folder and your local drives or a different server's folders, by default Windows will copy the files rather than move them. If you hold down the Shift key when you drop the files, Windows will move the files; that is, it will copy the files and then delete the originals. As usual, the Ctrl key will force Windows to perform a copy (which it would anyway), and the Alt key will create a shortcut.

  • If another user is currently ...

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