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How to display Network Neighbourhood in TCMD on Win7?

 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:11 am    Post subject: How to display Network Neighbourhood in TCMD on Win7? Reply with quote

Hi

Used to display all my shortcuts on XP, but dissappeared in Win7.
Tried both 7.56 and 8.0b17a.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a Windows 7 problem, it is absent in Explorer too.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If i open Windows Explorer and point to my PC, i get my local drives, my mapped drives and my network neighbour shortcuts listed, so it actually works here.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a Windows 7 misfeature - the network links are now in "My Computer". You can go there in TC to: Commands - Open Desktop directory, then double click on "My Computer". Or use a button with command cm_opendrives .
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:26 am    Post subject: Win 7 Network Neighbourhood Reply with quote

I am on a LAN at work with multiple workgroups. TC network neighbourhood shows only the members of my workgroup, while Win7 explorer shows all members of all workgroups (takes a while to scan even though there are only 1/2 dozen machines).
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is no function to list the workgroups from outside of TC directly, sorry. TC8 will have a subfolder with the entry "Entire Network" where you can browse through them. T o see this folder in TC 7.56a, create a button with the command
cd ::{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}

Unfortunately there is no way to go directly to "Entire Network". Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the tip in TC with opendrives. Works great Smile
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ghisler(Author) wrote:
There is no function to list the workgroups from outside of TC directly, sorry. TC8 will have a subfolder with the entry "Entire Network" where you can browse through them. T o see this folder in TC 7.56a, create a button with the command
cd ::{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}

Unfortunately there is no way to go directly to "Entire Network". Sad


There is a simple way to have all workgroups or all computers of any workgroup listed in TC panel. The steps are as follows:

1) Download a file from Microsoft and run it to fix a problem of displaying multiple workgroups in XP (I cannot place a link, but this is a problem No. 903267 in the Microsoft Support page, easy to locate by a title "You cannot view other workgroup computers on the network on a Windows XP-based computer");

2) In TC panel open "Network Neighborhood", then enter "Entire Network", to see the "Microsoft Windows Network" directory

3) With the right mouse click on the "Microsoft Windows Network" directory to open the popup menu and select "Create a shortcut"; agree to place it on the Desktop

4) Enter the "Microsoft Windows Network" directory to see a list of available workgroups

5) Prepare shortcuts to all of them just like in 3)

6) Move all created shortcut (*.lnk) files to any chosen directory (I use "Program files" to this end) and rename them if you wish

7) To make a list of workgroups or a list of computers in any workgroup available at a click, create a button in TC and insert as a command: cd "full path to a link file" (for example: cd "c:\Program Files\Shortcut to Microsoft Windows Network.lnk" will show in a TC panel a list of available workgroups.

I use such buttons for several years.
And, Mr Ghisler, great thanks. TC is the best ever Idea - my indispensable everyday tool.
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