Shortcuts in Windows 7

Posted on 2012-03-13
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Last Modified: 2012-03-13
In previous versions of Windows if you created a program shortcut to a specific file, the icon would open the specific file rather than the program.  Such as, the target for an ACCESS program would be T:\databases\gsollitt.mdb in the properties of the icon short cut which would open the file.  In Windows 7 this works if the icon is on your desktop, but if you pin it to your task bar, it opens the program rather than the file.  Any way around this?
Question by:nplanek

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Gavincr001 earned 2000 total points
ID: 37717073
You could create the old fashioned 'quick launch' toolbar then drag the shortcuts to your files there..
- Rightclick on the task bar, create new toolbar
- Browse to: "%appdata%\microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch"
- Select folder
- switch off text labels and names
- voila, just drag your shortcuts to files here

The alternative is PIN the shortcut to your program, i.e. doc on Word.

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ID: 37717302
Thanks, love to learn new (at least to me) things.

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