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Windows 7: Create shortcut

06 May 2011   #1
FredB

Windows 7 64
 
 
Create shortcut

How do I create a shortcut to my desktop, so that the Windows explorer will open up the selected library in the 'my documents' section?

Of course there is no "create shortcut" button when I right click on the library.


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06 May 2011   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

For libraries you can use "Send to -> Desktop" in the right click menu.
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06 May 2011   #3
James Colbert

 
 

Open the Library in question, right click, drag to desktop, release right mouse button, choose 'Create shortcut here' from the resulting context menu.

James
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06 May 2011   #4
FredB

Windows 7 64
 
 

That works -- thanks!
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06 May 2011   #5
James Colbert

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
eFor libraries you can use "Send to - Desktop" in the right click menu.
Even better. Glad you're around to humiliate me. Keeps me humble.
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06 May 2011   #6
FredB

Windows 7 64
 
 

Thanks for quick reply. Shifting back to PC from Mac -- the file organizing works much better in PC version, but a few things to get used to.
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06 May 2011   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James Colbert View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
eFor libraries you can use "Send to - Desktop" in the right click menu.
Even better. Glad you're around to humiliate me. Keeps me humble.
Hi James, no need to feel bad - everybody has their own little tricks.
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