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    W7 limitation regarding desktop shortcuts?

    hello everyone;

    i migrated from xp spk3 to w7 home premium [w7hp]. i am reasonably happy; so far.
    what motivates this post:
    i have program files, application data, general settings, in drive C: ; while whatever is work, my production and data i created in partition E:
    in xp i was able to create shortcut in desktop for E:, while w7hp doesn't seem to allow that.
    is is that i'm doing something wrong, or an OS limitation?
    thanks in advance for your help and assistance.

    daniel rozenberg.

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    Daniel,

    Just create a shortcut by right-clicking the desktop then enter this in the Action Box:

    explorer.exe /e: /root,E:\

    Should do the trick. HTH
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    Hi RetiredGeek;

    As in other occasions, your help and advice has been extremely useful!!!

    It worked like a charm!!

    Thank you VERY MUCH,

    Cheers,


    Daniel Rozenberg

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    Daniel,

    Your Welcome. Glad to be of assistance.
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    Hi Daniel,

    I find it easier to go to C: Program files, find the .exe for the program, right click, send to, desktop (create shortcut). I then rename it.
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us, to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    Fences from Stardock has a neat little feature but I don't know if it's included in the free version or not. Just right click on any drive and there is a context item to create a shortcut fence of all the 1st level hierarchic folders and files. Works on any subfolder also, Stardock calls it a folder portal even though it works for drives/partitions.

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