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Folder Jumpin’

Thursday, November 11th, 2004 by | Filed Under: File & Disk Management, Windows Explorer

Folder Jumpin’

I don’t know about you, but I’m always jumping from one folder to another. First I was here, then I was there, then I thought I was here when I was really there, then I took a break and found some aspirin.

During said break, I realized that the folders I was hopping between were the same two or three folders all the time. Hmm…

So, I decided to make things easier on myself and create shortcuts to my main folders within each folder. That way, no matter which folder I was messing around with, the other ones were only a mouse click away.

How’d I do it? I dragged, I dropped, and I smiled (the last part is optional, but it does make you feel better :-)

Anyhow, here’s the blow by blow:

To make this easier to follow, let’s say you want to be able to jump from a folder named “work” to one named “fun”. OK, ready?

1. First, using My Computer , open the “work” folder. Easy enough.

2. Next, open a second My Computer window and navigate to the folder you want to jump to—in this case the “fun” folder. However, this time, don’t open the folder—just get to the point where you can grab it with your mouse.

3. Now, using your RIGHT mouse button, drag and drop the “fun” folder into the “work” folder. When you release the right mouse button, you’ll get a little menu that lets you decide what to do with the item you’re about to drop. Select “Create Shortcuts Here”.


Again, be sure to right click or you’ll end up moving the “fun” folder into the “work” folder.

That’s it. With a click of your mouse, you can now jump from the “work” folder to the “fun” folder anytime you want. Since it may be useful to jump the other direction (like when the boss walks in), you may want to repeat the process, only this time put a shortcut to the “work” folder in the “fun” folder.

Whew, all this talk about jumping has me itching to find a bungee cord and a bridge (kidding).

~ Steve

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