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    The My Network files icon in Windows ME is missing on my desktop. Before I upgraded from Windows 98 I removed the Network neighbourhood icon (on purpose because I found it annoying). I forget how I did it though. I want the "My Network files" icon back because I have purchased a new computer and have networked them. I have the network working fine and I can see my new computer from my old computer only when I "Map a network drive". I have tried reinstalling Windows ME and it was a painful 2 hour process to no avail.

    Any suggestions on how I can get the "My network files" back onto my desktop?

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    Re: Network

    I don't have ME so this is just a guess:

    Is it the same as the Network icon in Control Panel?
    If so, right mouse the icon in CP and see if you are offered 'create shortcut'...

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    Re: Network

    I called this "My Network files" it should have said "My Network Places". It is the same as the "Network Neighbourhood" in Win95 & Win 98. I learned a lot this past weekend about networking, but still to no avail I have not solved this problem. I originally had Windows 95 on this computer and have done the upgrade to Win98 and now Win ME. I think these upgrades and my tinkering has permanently deleted the "My Network Places". I have since moved all my old data to my new computer. So I will reformat my hard drive and reinstall Windows ME.

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    Re: Network

    Again, just guessing I'm afraid:
    From Explorer, can you right_click on Network to create a suitable shortcut?

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    Re: Network

    "Network Neighbourhood" or in WinMe "My Network Places" does not show up in Explorer. By not seeing "My Network Places" in Explorer I must have messed up that part of my system really bad. Thanks for your suggestions. I will be doing a reformat and reinstall.

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    Re: Network

    Brian,

    When you deleted My Network Neighborhood from the desktop you changed the registery, and this change was imported into WinME when you upgraded. You could edit the registery, but the easiest way to bring back the network icon is to install the program Tweak UI http://download.cnet.com/downloads/0-14619...lst-7-1.2830963, and in the Desktop tab, place a checkmark next to My Newtwork Places.

    Good luck,

    JBrush

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    Re: Network

    I was speaking with a friend and he said the same as you. Although he did say it would not work with Windows Me. At this point I will try it anyway as I don't care if Windows crashes or does not boot because I was going to reinstall Windows. Thanks for the info.

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    Re: Network

    I installed the TweakUI and it worked great with "Windows Me". I now have "My Network Places" icon on my desktop.
    Thanks for your help. <img src=/S/joy.gif border=0 alt=joy width=23 height=23>

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    Re: Network

    In the end I reformatted my old computers hard drive and reinstalled Windows Me. What a difference. My old computer actually runs a lot better. I have networking working like it should and I have used the ICS (Internet connection sharing, which allows my old computer to use my new computers internet dial up connection). It works great, although I had some small difficulties getting the ICS to work, but Windows Me Help was able to solve my problem.

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