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How to make a shortcut that's not a shortcut to another server?

Posted on 2008-10-10
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I see a "folder" created by a consultant on serverA that is in reality a folder on serverB. It even says plainly, "FolderName On ServerB".  But it's not a shortcut of the usual sort... not an .lnk file. If I right click on it and go to properties all it has is
the TITLE has: folderXYZ on ServerB file server (ServerB)
TYPE: Folder
TARGET: \\serverB\folderXYZ
 and the creation date.

Any ideas on this one?
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by:d3f3nd0r
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Hello,

This is folder created by the Admn of ServerA who shared the created folder . So the Admin of ServerB copied the folderXYZ to ServerB.

It is a shared folder of ServerA which is used on ServerB . Thats the reason it is not a shortcut or .lnk file.

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by:cajx
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Hmm, that makes sense. So how do you "copy" a shared folder from another server exactly? Control+c then paste??
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d3f3nd0r earned 2000 total points
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go to My network places and you see the shared folder and you can copy and paste that to your desktop or try adding a shortcut to desktop.

but even then it wil not show you as a shortcut but as a folder.

Hope it sorts your issue out.
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by:cajx
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Thanks a ton! I was paranoid someone changed my drives to ... i can't remember the term right now... active drives or flexible partitions or something. The ones where you can change drives around very easily in Windows, but it's all run by software, and I get the feeling you lose speed.

Anyway, sounds like this type of shortcut is harmless. Thanks much!
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No worries... thanks to you .. This is my first answer to a question on Experts-exchange.
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Cool, I'd say you are off to a good start. This place is a great source of information for me b/c half the time I'm working alone at my office and need some expertise or opinions from others. Thanks again.
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