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    Hyper-V "Remote File Browser" Shortcut - Create

    Hyper-V "Remote File Browser" Shortcut - Create
    How to Create a Hyper-V "Remote File Browser" Shortcut in Windows 8 and 8.1
    Published by Brink is online now
    17 Oct 2012
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    How to Create a Hyper-V "Remote File Browser" Shortcut in Windows 8 and 8.1


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    Hyper-V Remote File Browsing is a shell namespace extension implemented by Hyper-V that provides a way to browse the folders/files on a remote Hyper-V server without requiring the server to open an extra shell over the network you are managing. The benefit of the "Remote File Browsing" is you don't have to use the normal network share to access any location on that Hyper-V server. If you want to create a new folder, you may need to add the folder name at the end of the export path.

    This tutorial will show how to create or download a "Hyper-V Remote File Browser" shortcut in Windows 8.


    EXAMPLE: Hyper-V "Remote File Browser" in Windows 8

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    Hyper-V "Remote File Browser" Shortcut - Create OPTION ONE Hyper-V "Remote File Browser" Shortcut - Create
    To Download a "Hyper-V Remote File Browser" Shortcut

    1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the ZIP file below.

    Hyper-V_Remote_File_Browser_Shortcut.zip

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    2. Save the .zip file to the desktop.

    3. Open the .zip file and extract (drag and drop) the Hyper-V Remote File Browser shortcut to the desktop.

    4. Unblock the extracted Hyper-V Remote File Browser shortcut.

    5. If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

    6. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .zip file on the desktop if you like, or save it to use again.






    Hyper-V "Remote File Browser" Shortcut - Create OPTION TWO Hyper-V "Remote File Browser" Shortcut - Create
    To Manually Create a "Hyper-V Remote File Browser" Shortcut


    1. Right click or press and hold on a empty area of the desktop, and click/tap on New and Shortcut.

    2. Copy and paste the command below into the location area, and click/tap on the Next button. (see screenshot below)


    %windir%\explorer.exe shell:::{0907616E-F5E6-48D8-9D61-A91C3D28106D}


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    3. Type Hyper-V Remote File Browser for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)
    NOTE: You can name this shortcut anything you would like though.

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    4. Right click or press and hold on the new Hyper-V Remote File Browser shortcut, and click/tap on Properties.

    5. Click/tap on the Shortcut tab, then click/tap on the Change Icon button. (see screenshot below)

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    6. In the line under "Look for icons in this file", copy and paste the location below and press Enter. (see screenshot below)


    RemoteFileBrowse.dll


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    7. Select the icon highlighted in blue above, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot above)
    NOTE: You can use any icon that you would like instead though.

    8. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 5)

    9. If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.



    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Windows 8 Pro x64


    I am wondering what this actually does... Can anyone help me here?

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    Hello Guiri,

    I've added some more information at the top of the tutorial to help with what Hyper-V Remote File Browsing is for.
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    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Thanks for the addition but I'm afraid I still only get what you showed in your first screen shot:
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    In other words: an empty screen.

    I just started experimenting with Hyper-V so maybe I'll find out anyway.

    Off-topic: I noticed that the CPU frequency displayed in Task Manager stays fixed as soon as Virtualization is enabled in the BIOS and it no longer changes depending on the load. If I set Virtualization at disabled, the frequency starts changing again but then I cannot start VMs. Found some posts online back from September reporting this, strange it's still not fixed...
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    Yeah, you'll have to set up the folders to be in it. I haven't done it myself, so I'm not sure on the specifics on how. I just created this shortcut for those that already have it setup.

    Here's a couple of links below for more info about it.

    Using Constrained Delegation to remotely manage a server running Hyper-V that uses CIFS/SMB file shares - Jose Barreto's Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

    Part 1 - Hyper-V Remote Management: You do not have the required permission to complete this task. Contact the administrator of the authorization policy for the computer
    Last edited by Brink; 07 Apr 2013 at 16:35.
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    Windows 7 , 8 , OpenSuse12.1, Ubuntu 12.04, Fedora


    I am confused with this one, it seems to just open My Documents folder for the local computer.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello S3curityPlu5,

    You would need to have Hyper-V (available in Windows 8 Pro and Enterprise only) turned on in Windows Features before you will see the "Remote File Browser" window.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Windows 7


    Hello Brink,

    Thanks a lot for this tutorial! How do i actually put folders in this box? I realize you haven't done this before but do you know where I can look for more information? I have looked through the web and no one seems to have an answer, the two websites that you posted don't seem to have the answer either. The server I am running is a Hyper-V core server 2012 and the client is Windows 7 or Windows 8. To make it even more strange when I go to ::{0907616E-F5E6-48D8-9D61-A91C3D28106D}\HYPERV-SERVER\D: it says invalid path but that is the path that is used when going to the "Browse" button on the new virtual machine wizard... What am I missing?

    Thanks in advance!
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Kevvy, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    I don't have anything to test with for this, but I'll do some digging to see what else I can find that may help and post back.
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    Windows 7 , 8 , OpenSuse12.1, Ubuntu 12.04, Fedora


    Oh I have Hyper-V turned on and I also have several Virtual Machines running all the time on Hyper-V but when I open this shortcut it still just opens My documents folder from my logged on user account. I have not yet had time to look into this, as I just noticed the email that told me someone responded to this so that's why I thought to come back here. Now I will go investigate further, but I definitely have Hyper-V turned on and running at all times. I use it for SharePoint, System Center Configuration Manager and for a Windows 8.1 preview VM.
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