How to Add a Network Location to This PC in Windows 10


When you add a network location, you are creating a shortcut in This PC to an Internet storage location, such as a website or FTP site. A network location has the following characteristics:
  • A drive letter is not assigned to it.
  • It can point to either external resources found on the Internet and to resources found in your network/intranet.
  • You need the user name and password credentials to connect to it if not allowed to log on anonymously.

This tutorial will show you how to add a network location to This PC for your account in Windows 10.


Contents




EXAMPLE: Network location in This PC
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OPTION ONE

To Add a Network Location in This PC


1 Do step 2 or step 3 below for how you would like to add a network location.

2 Open This PC in File Explorer (Win+E), click/tap on the Computer tab, click/tap on the Add a network location button in the ribbon, and go to step 4 below. (see screenshot below)

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3 Open File Explorer (Win+E), right click or press and hold on This PC in the navigation pane, click/tap on Add a network location, and go to step 4 below. (see screenshot below)

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4 Click/tap on Next in the Add Network Location wizard. (see screenshot below)

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5 Click/tap on Choose a custom network location, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

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6 Type the address of the website, FTP site, or network location you want to add, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

For example, I'm adding the FTP address below of USB 3.0 drive connected to my router.
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7 If you are allowed to log on anonymously to this network location, click/tap on Next, and go to step 9 below. (see screenshot below)

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8 If you are not allowed to log on anonymously to this network location, then uncheck the Log on anonymously box, enter the user name for the network location, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

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9 Type a name you want for this network location in This PC, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

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10 Click/tap on Finish. (see screenshot below)

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11 If you could not log on anonymously to this network location, you will see a Log On As dialog prompting you to enter the user name and password for this network location. Check the Save password box if you do not want to be required to type the user name and password every time you access this network location. Click/tap on Log On when finished. (see screenshot below)

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12 The network location will now open. (see screenshot below)

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OPTION TWO

To Remove a Network Location in This PC


1 Open This PC in File Explorer (Win+E).

2 Right click or press and hold on the network location you want to remove, and click/tap on Delete. (see screenshot below)

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That's it,
Shawn