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    Favourites Shortcut (XP 5.1)

    Some of the programs i run do not have a 'Favorites' link when I try to open a document. I tried unsuccessfully to create a shortcut to my favorites directory ...Explorer did not let me do it.
    I am on a network so my favorites are under my 'Documents and Settings' directory.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated...I may be missing something simple?????

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    Re: Favourites Shortcut (XP 5.1)

    Locate your Favorites folder (Cocuments and Settings<username>Favorites) in Windows Explorer.
    Right-click it, then select Send To > Desktop (create shortcut).
    You should now have a shortcut to Favorites on your desktop. You can copy or move this to another location, for example My Documents.

    If you have problems doing this, where do they occur?

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    Re: Favourites Shortcut (XP 5.1)

    Thanks Hans. I missed the 'send to' option. I was used to seeing the 'create shortcut' (following highlighting file, right mouse click) that you get when highlighting a file or other directory. Dont know, now dont care, why that function does not work with the Favorites directory.

    Thanks again.

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    Re: Favourites Shortcut (XP 5.1)

    It's not important any more, but if you select Cocuments and Settings<username> in the left pane of Windows Explorer, and if you right-click Favorites in the right pane, there will be a 'Create Shortcut' option in the right-click menu itself. If you right-click Favorites (or any other folder) in the left pane, there is no 'Create shortcut' in the right-click menu, but the Send To submenu has an option 'Desktop (create shortcut)'.

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