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Windows 7: Shortcuts and relative address

24 Jul 2016   #1

XP/7x32 & x64/8x64/8.1x64
Shortcuts and relative address

On my second drive D:\ I want to create a shortcut in D:\Folder_1\ to open a file in D:\Folder_1\Folder_2\

But Windows converts the resulting relative address to C:\ drive, not D:\ drive

Am I tied to using a .VBS file as the shortcut trigger ?
- or am I missing something in my "Location" string-path ?
- or have I stumbled over a Windows bug ?

Location: ..\Folder_2\MyFile ... is auto changed by Windows to C:\Folder_2\MyFile cannot be found
- when I want D:\*\Folder_2\MyFile

D: is not a static drive letter.

Thank you

My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jul 2016   #2

Windows 7 x64

There is a way for short-cut to open a particular folder directly.

If there is no folder icon on the task bar, then open the windows explorer.
You can select the folder whether in C: or D: drives, click and drag to the task bar.
It will auto create this Folder icon, if there is not Folder Icon on the task bar.
At the Windows Explorer, select any number of folders, by click on folder and drag to the Folder Icon.

To access directly, right-click on the Folder Icon.
Then select the folder that you want, and it will open directly on the folder.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jul 2016   #3

XP/7x32 & x64/8x64/8.1x64

I want to open a HTML file (ie, MyFile as in post#1)
- I do not want to open a folder to view

Folder_1\shortcut to my_file
- Folder_1 is in a USB drive D:\

So far I have this address in the Location field of "Create Shortcut" ...
%windir%\explorer.exe "..\Folder_2\myfile.html"
... and Start in: <empty>

My shortcut opens WinExp at C:\
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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