Real Adress for Shortcuts

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  1. Alejandrosv

    Alejandrosv

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    Hey, I’ve have a folder on my drive E: where I store several file types. I normally put a shortcut for it on my desktop for easy access. And also it becomes an easy way to access the E: drive. I just need to open the folder and the press the “UP” button and I’m on E:, it’s great.

    Now on vista I have the same folder. But when I open it the address bar is not “e:\foldername\ but “c:\users\Alejandro\Desktop\foldername\”. In other words it’s the address for where the shortcut is placed. If you haven't noticed this, try it out and check if you know anyway to bypass this.

    thanks.


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    Alejandrosv, Sep 11, 2007
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    AmericanNightmare

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    I tried it,took my right to the designated folder, i created a blank folder in C: then an icon for the folder on my desktop and it went right to the blank folder. I tried it with users as well same result,program files same result.

    I am not sure how you created the shortcut but it is obviously not directed to the proper folder no matter what you named it.
     
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    Alejandrosv

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    thanks for your reply, but the problem is not that the shortcut doesn't work. when i double click on it, it doesget me to the folder i try to. but when i wan to goup from there, i don't go to the folder that should be above it, but to the folder where the shortcut is placed. for example:

    If the folder"folder2" is in"c:/folder1/", and i make a shortcut to the desktop "c:\users\Alejandro\Desktop", when i open the shortcut it opens a window and in the address bar it reads "c:\users\Alejandro\Desktop\folder2", the content of the folder is what it should, but if i want to go to "folder1" from there, in stead of being able to select the folder from the address bar (i've heard people calling it breadcrumb bar) i have to go back to c:\ and then the folder2.

    i hope it is easier to understand now.
     
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    Ok, I dont get this problem, so I'll walk you through exactly how ive created this shortcut just to clarify what your doing.

    So I go into my computer, c: drive.

    Right click &gt; new &gt; folder

    Named it "temp"

    Right click temp folder and selected "Create Shortcut".

    Dragged the new shortcut out of C: to my desktop.

    Double Click the shortcut.

    Now I have the address "Computer&gt;Local Disk (C:)&gt;temp&gt;" in the address bar.

    Right?
     
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    AmericanNightmare

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    I see, yes i misunderstood what you were saying.I see kingofnexus has it under control though so yeah what he said.
     
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    Alejandrosv

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    Yes, i think that might work, i'll try it when i get back home. thanks. I normaly did it by draging it to the desktop with control+shift, so it creats a shortcut.
     
    Alejandrosv, Sep 13, 2007
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    Curious it works exactly the same for me if I simply right click the folder and 'create shortcut' (send to desktop), then I click the shortcut Loction C:\folder an explorer window opens with than folder open and I can use the breadcrumbs in the address bar to navigate to the next level up in C:\ or access any folder in C:\ as shown in the left pane.
     
    cyclic, Sep 15, 2007
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