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favourite links not creating shortcuts!

  1. #1


    kateinsoll Guest

    favourite links not creating shortcuts!


    I managed to delete my Links folder in my user profile. After some
    googling I recreated it by typing "shell:links" in the run
    command.

    But now when I drag a file into the Favorite Links area of the
    Navigation pane, it's copying the files instead of creating a
    shortcut!

    I can force it to create a shortcut by holding down the Alt key - but
    this is painful. Is there anyway to get it back to how it used to be?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Keith Miller \(MVP\) Guest

    Re: favourite links not creating shortcuts!

    It needs its desktop.ini file. Copy the following (between the lines) into
    notepad:

    -------------------------------------------
    [.ShellClassInfo]
    LocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21810
    IconResource=%SystemRoot%\system32\imageres.dll,-185
    DefaultDropEffect=4
    [LocalizedFileNames]
    Public.lnk=@shell32.dll,-21816
    Searches.lnk=@shell32.dll,-9031
    Recently Changed.lnk=@shell32.dll,-32813
    Music.lnk=@shell32.dll,-21790
    Pictures.lnk=@shell32.dll,-21779
    Documents.lnk=@shell32.dll,-21770
    ----------------------------------------------
    and save in the 'Links' folder as 'desktop.ini'

    Press & hold the <shift> key and right-click in the folder background &
    select 'Open Command Window Here'. Then execute the following:

    attrib +h +s desktop.ini

    cd ..

    attrib +r links

    Setting the read-only attribute for the folder tells Explorer to process the
    desktop.ini file.


    --
    Good Luck,

    Keith
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]



    <kateinsoll@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:1b9d6ac7-0ca8-4262-897c-bc2dc383c854@xxxxxx

    >
    > I managed to delete my Links folder in my user profile. After some
    > googling I recreated it by typing "shell:links" in the run
    > command.
    >
    > But now when I drag a file into the Favorite Links area of the
    > Navigation pane, it's copying the files instead of creating a
    > shortcut!
    >
    > I can force it to create a shortcut by holding down the Alt key - but
    > this is painful. Is there anyway to get it back to how it used to be?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

favourite links not creating shortcuts!

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