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Windows® 7 Visual™ Quick Tips by Paul McFedries

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10.4. Display a Network Folder as a Disk Drive

You can gain easier access to a shared network folder by displaying the folder as though it were a disk drive on your computer.

You can use the Network window (click Start, click Computer, and then click Network) to view the computers that are part of your network workgroup. If you want to work with a shared folder on one of these computers, you must open the computer that contains the folder, and then open the folder. If you want to work with a subfolder, you must also drill down through the subfolders until you get the one you want.

This is not a big problem if you access network shares only rarely. However, navigating a number of folders every time you want to work with a shared resource is inefficient ...

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