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How can I assign a "name" to a network location in Windows 7? E.g.

"Test" 192.168.2.1
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Do you mean a network share? Or a whole computer? – Joe Taylor May 27 '11 at 8:50
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The "name" of the computer with the IP 192.168.2.1 is its hostname. You have to set it on the computer with the IP 192.168.2.1. Here is a HowTo for Windows Vista/7.

If you want to just use that name on your machine to refer to 192.168.2.1, you can edit your HOSTS-file and append the following line:

192.168.2.1 test
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