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Windows 7: How can I make shortcuts work as folders in explorer

30 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
How can I make shortcuts work as folders in explorer

In Windows explorer my desktop folders only list the folders that are actually on the desktop.

It doesn't list the folders that are shortcuts/
How can I get around this?

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30 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Go to Documents>Left click on the desktop (top left) >Right click on the desktop>New>Shortcut>type file path or browse>done
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30 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

It doesn't appear as a folder though and thus it's type isn't a folder. So when I organize by type it isn't grouped with the "real folders"
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30 Oct 2009   #4

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i'm not quite sure what you mean Duckling,

a folder and a shortcut are two very different things.

shortcuts to folders aren't themselves folders, they are still shortcuts - just as a folder full of shortcuts is still a folder.

what exactly do you want to do?
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30 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7
 
 

well in windows explorer I want the shortcuts to be grouped with folders. Otherwise the shortcuts aren't there.
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30 Oct 2009   #6

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i'm sorry i still don't understand what you mean by grouping shortcuts and folders.
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31 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Well I want the shortcuts to appear in my left hand of my windows explorer

E.g.

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31 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Use symbolic links (or even junctions), can be created with an administrative command prompt and mlink. Or Link shell extension: Link Shell Extension
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31 Oct 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Duckling View Post
Well I want the shortcuts to appear in my left hand of my windows explorer

E.g.

I think your really over complicating this, your saying you "dont want shortcuts to appear in left hand of explorer" and "i want shortcuts in left hand side of explorer"


So lets start over,where do you want said short cut or shotcuts (you'll have to group these manually i think) to appear
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