Cannot Create Shortcuts with File Manager in Windows 95

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SYMPTOMS
Dragging a file or folder from File Manager onto the desktop or into agroup folder fails to create a shortcut.
CAUSE
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.
RESOLUTION
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.
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Article ID: 117466 - Last Review: 09/13/2013 18:50:54 - Revision: 1.1

  • Microsoft Windows 95
  • kbnosurvey kbarchive kbappcompatibility KB117466
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