Hi Ronnie, I think the OP meant that by typeing example.doc in Start Search
in the Start Menu, it only lists a shortcut to example.doc found in
Recent Items. This makes it impossible to copy or cut the file directly .
However, the standalone "regular" Search window will list both the Recent
Items shortcut and the actual file the shortcut points to, e.g., example.doc
Curiously, if the shortcut is deleted in Recent Items, Start Search will
then list the actual file. It's just that if there's a shortcut in Recent
Items, Start Search only wants the shortcut listed, and not both the
original file and the shortcut. Since Recent Items is located on the Start
Menu as well, it seems Start Search should show the actual item, and not be
a redundant function of Recent Items.
"Ronnie Vernon MVP" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I doubt that this will be changed. What you see in the Recent Items folder
> are simple shortcuts to files that you have used. The behavior you are
> seeing is the same as you would see with any other shortcut.
> Ronnie Vernon
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows Shell/User
> "dorjen1" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>I am using Windows Vista Business. Whenever I search for files using Vista
>> Search, it often returns documents present in the "Recent Items" folder.
>> When I click on these items, they successfully open up with the
>> program. However, if I right click on them and select "Open file
>> it opens the recent items folder instead of the folder where the file is
>> actually located. Also, if I attempt to drag and copy these files, it
>> copies the shortcut, rather than the actual file. It would be nice if
>> problems could be fixed.
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