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    Automatic Shortcuts

    I have a system running NT4 that when the guy opens a document from a folder, saves it, and then closes it, it creates a shortcut for the document in the same folder and on the other drive. He said it also does it with emails when he sends them, but I'm not sure where the shortcuts are showing up for them. Is this just a simple change to some defaults or is there a real problem to be solved?

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    Re: Automatic Shortcuts

    I'm not sure I follow what is happening here but here is my <img src=/S/2cents.gif border=0 alt=2cents width=15 height=15>. Is it:
    1) a user with NT4 as their OS is using an application, e.g. Word or Excel, to open a file, save to a new folder then quit the application. Having done this he ends up with the original file in it's original folder and two shortcuts one beside the original file and one in the new folder.
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    2) a user is using NT4 Explorer to move a file by dragging the filename from one folder to another but instead of the file moving all he gets is a shortcut to the original file in the destination folder.

    Case 1) Seems very unlikely, applications like Word or Excel can't save file as shortcuts.

    Case 2) Tell your user to hold down the shift key as he drags the file to it's new home.

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    Re: Automatic Shortcuts

    <hr>Case 1) Seems very unlikely, applications like Word or Excel can't save file as shortcuts.<hr>

    If one was to go to "Cocuments and SettingsUser accountRecent" you will fine all kinds of shortcuts to most files that have been opened. This is how the "Recent" files in the Start menu and the programs knows what to display.

    The above sample is using Windows XP Pro. For ALL recent short cut do a "Find" on "Recent" <img src=/S/devil.gif border=0 alt=devil width=15 height=15>

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Automatic Shortcuts

    So the applications create those shortcuts? It isn't actually the OS noting that the Application has just saved a file and the OS putting the shortcut onto the Recent list?

    stuck(on a point of pedantry) <img src=/S/duck.gif border=0 alt=duck width=23 height=23>

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