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Windows 7: unable to create shortcut to data file

06 Jan 2013   #1

unable to create shortcut to data file

I have a data file partition on my hard drive and am cannot create a shortcut from the My Documents folder on the data partition to my desktop
When I right click the folder it does not show a send to desktop option in the menu that appears

How can I solve this problem? Thanks!

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06 Jan 2013   #2


Hi there,

Have you tried going to the folder you want to shortcut and dragging it to the desktop it normally create's one that way.

Hope this helps.
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06 Jan 2013   #3

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Right click on the folder and drag it. A popup will ask what you want to do when you drop it. Create a shortcut is an option.
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