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Setup/use a single networked music folder?


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#1 lifereinspired

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Posted 28 March 2016 - 02:07 PM

Hello,

I’m trying to figure out a way to use a single network folder for my music across three local computers. I’d like to just be able to point the folder to a location on a networked laptop so that I don’t have to maintain and use the space on each machine. However, I cannot seem to figure out how to accomplish this. Could anyone please give me advice and options on how to do this? Any similar method that achieves the same thing would be great. I’d rather not use “cloud space” for this although I know it’s an alternative. So, how would you go about doing this? If feasible, I'd consider doing this for photos as well.

Thanks so much!



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Posted 28 March 2016 - 02:23 PM

Couldn't you just have it on the same network and then path out to the folder and right click>>>>send to>>>desktop? Should be pretty simple.



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Posted 28 March 2016 - 04:21 PM

Woooow! That sounds really interesting and I have no idea what to do what you said! I'm generally tech savvy but I'm not a networking specialist. The machines are on the same network. I tried to map the drives and couldn't figure it out and Google searches didn't find the info either. If you could please expound upon what you said, that would be wonderful.



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Posted 29 March 2016 - 08:09 AM

Woooow! That sounds really interesting and I have no idea what to do what you said! I'm generally tech savvy but I'm not a networking specialist. The machines are on the same network. I tried to map the drives and couldn't figure it out and Google searches didn't find the info either. If you could please expound upon what you said, that would be wonderful.

 

It's like mapping a drive. If you open up file explorer then type in \\pcname it should show you the folders on that pc. You will type this in what looks like the address bar in a browser. Then find the music folder and right click it and hit send to desktop.



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Posted 29 March 2016 - 11:59 AM

 

Woooow! That sounds really interesting and I have no idea what to do what you said! I'm generally tech savvy but I'm not a networking specialist. The machines are on the same network. I tried to map the drives and couldn't figure it out and Google searches didn't find the info either. If you could please expound upon what you said, that would be wonderful.

 

It's like mapping a drive. If you open up file explorer then type in \\pcname it should show you the folders on that pc. You will type this in what looks like the address bar in a browser. Then find the music folder and right click it and hit send to desktop.

 

This is just what I needed. Thank you SO much!! I really appreciate it!!! 






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