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Under Windows 7, I'm trying to find a way to mount a local folder (e.g. C:\test_directory) as a top-level Windows network location (e.g. \\test_directory).

The folder doesn't even have to be actually shared, just as long as it locally appears at a definable \\location.

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You could specify the share as (notice the absense of the backslash):

\test_directory

Although if you are on another computer / node on the network, you must firstly specify the computer / node name. E.g.:

\\HOMEPC\test_directory
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