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Windows Vista™ Inside Out by Craig Stinson, Carl Siechert, Ed Bott

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Accessing Shared Folders

The Network folder is your gateway to all available network resources, just as Computer is the gateway to resources stored on your own system. The Network folder contains an icon for each computer on your network; double-click a computer icon to see that computer’s shared resources, if any.

Gaining Access to Shared Folders on Another Computer

To open a shared folder on another computer, double-click its icon in the Network folder. If you have the proper permissions, this action displays the folder’s contents in Windows Explorer. It’s not always that easy, however. If the user account with which you logged on doesn’t have permission to view a network computer or resource you select, a dialog box asks you to provide the name ...

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