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Shared Folder Shortcuts

Saturday, August 6th, 2005 by | Filed Under: File & Disk Management
 
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Q:
How can I make certain files available to other users on my network without putting the actual files in my Shared Folder?

A:
Well, you’ll still need to use the Shared Folder, but you can send shortcuts there rather than the actual file. Why would you want to do this? Well, since it is a shortcut, if you alter the original in “My Documents” or any other folder then the other users accessing it through the Shared Folder will get the current version rather than a possible older copy.

Go to My Computer and open the Shared Folder. Make it into a smaller window on your desktop.

Next, find the file(s) you want to share. Right-click and choose “Send to” then “Desktop”. This will create a shortcut of the file(s) on your desktop.

Drag the file(s) to the Shared Folder. From there you can put them in the appropriate sub-folders (music, pictures, video).

Now when other users on your computer or network access the shared folder they can get to the current document or file.

~ David

David Samuel Thomas

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