If you have shared folders on your network, you don't want to keep looking for them in Windows 10 Explorer. Fortunately, you can create a direct shortcut to a shared network folder. Here we show two different ways you can do this.
It is annoying to have to search for shared network folders within Windows 10, and sometimes a certain available folder is not even visible in the network section of the Explorer. Fortunately, it is possible to create a shortcut to a shared folder on your network, so that it is always visible when you click in the navigation panel of the Explorer. This PC clicks.
Method 1: Add Network Location
Open File Explorer and click This PC in the navigation panel. click on Computer > Add a network location and follow the instructions in the wizard. To specify the location you have to use the following way: \Computer Name\Part Name
Method 2: Network Connection
Open File Explorer and click This PC in the navigation panel. click on Computer > Network Connection and a new window will open where you can specify the path to the shared network folder as follows: \Computer Name\Part Name
This method requires you to assign a drive letter to the network shared folder. This is not necessary with the first method.
Find and use shortcut
The shortcut is created automatically with these two methods. You can find the shortcut under Network locations in the This PC part.