Saturday, June 19, 2010

Network Location in Windows 7

I see allot of people trying to connect to a Web Folder or an FTP account (network location) in Windows 7.

How you do it?
1. Open Windows Explorer.
2. On the left panel click on the Computer
3. In the right panel right click anywhere on the white space
4. Click on "Add a network location"
5. Follow on screen steps.

What problems can appears?
When you want to create a Web Folder you are asked to add a location in "Internet or Network Address" text field. Even that your address is valid, you may get this error:
"The folder you entered does not appear to be valid. Please choose another."
This is because Web Folder is not installed on Windows 7 by default.
What you should do is to install the Software Update for Web Folders from Microsoft (KB907306)

After you install the above Microsoft update, you should be able to set up a Web Folder without getting any errors (of course if the address is valid). However, in Windows 7, you can only browse the root folder. When you try to open a folder or transfer a file to it, you won't be able to.


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