Add network shares and locations to the Windows 7 Library

Use the mklink command

  1. Create a temp folder on your hard drive i.e. c:\shares (this won’t store any data, only links to other network shares and locations)
  2. Create another folder in the above folder. i.e. c:\shares\pictures
  3. Link the Pictures Library to this folder
  4. Delete the folder pictures that you just created before (c:\shares\pictures)
  5. Use the mklink in an elevated command prompt to make a symbolic link. Name the link the same as the folder you created above. i.e –
    mklink /d c:\shares\pictures \\192.168.1.6\volume_1\pictures
  6. Done.

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