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Cannot Create Shortcuts with File Manager in Windows 95

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Dragging a file or folder from File Manager onto the desktop or into agroup folder fails to create a shortcut.
File Manager is a Windows 3.1-based application and does not support theenhanced features of OLE drag and drop for creating shortcuts that areincluded with Windows 95.
To create a shortcut on the desktop:
  1. Find the program, folder, printer, or computer you want to create a shortcut to in My Computer or Windows Explorer.
  2. Click the item, and then click Create Shortcut on the File menu.
  3. Drag the shortcut icon to the desktop.

Article ID: 117466 - Last Review: 09/13/2013 18:50:54 - Revision: 1.1

Microsoft Windows 95

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