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    Placing a shortcut in a folder

    Often if I want to put a shortcut to a file or folder in another folder, I am prohibited from doing so directly and have to place the shortcut first on the desktop and then move it to the folder.

    Is there some setting that I need to change in order to directly place an item in a folder?

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    I drag n drop using the right mouse button, then select "create shortcuts here".

    cheers, Paul

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    1. Go to the folder (parent folder) containing the file or folder you want the shortcut to point to.

    2. Right-click on the target file or folder then left-click on "Create Shortcut". A shortcut to the desired file or folder will be created in the parent folder.

    3. Right-click on the newly created shortcut then left-click on "Cut".

    4. Go to the folder you want to contain the shortcut, right-click in a clear space, then left-click on "Paste".
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    I am familiar with needing to create a shortcut on the Desktop then moving it where you really want it. However in my experience, this only comes up in the context of the Start menu. There's no interface mechanism to create a shortcut on the fly there. Delete yes, rename yes, properties yes, new item no.

    Switch to Windows/File Explorer and this task becomes easy.

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