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    Hi,

    I have Windows 7 Professional. I dragged an item from All Programs and put it on the desktop, mistakenly thinking that a copy would remain on All Programs. How do I get the item or its shortcut back on All Programs?

    Thank you.

    Moon

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    Err, drag it back?
    (You should have held down Ctrl when you put it on the Desktop, which does Copy rather than Move).

    If you're not sure where it should now be dragged to, have a look at the attachment for information about 'where Microsoft has hidden some things this time round'.

    [attachment=90448:User Profiles - where Documents and Settings folders are now located in Win7 and WS2008.doc]
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    BATcher,

    Thanks for the nice reference!
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    When in doubt, I like to right-click and drag, so I get the choices of Move, Copy, or Shortcut in the new location.

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    Hey jscher2000, I now wish I had used the right click and availed myself of those choices of Move, Copy, or Shortcut to the new location. This has been a good object lesson that I shall remember.

    Thanks everyone for your responses.

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