How to add a shortcut to desktops to a shared xls file on server

I have an Excell document on my server that I need updating daily so i would like a shortcut on my desktop. Server 2003  - PC  - XP

I have tried the following   - Mapping to the directory on the server from the client and simply right clicking and sending the shortcut to the desktop.

Upon checking the .xls file today on the server the file does not seem to be updating.

Any ideas?
APC_40Asked:
Who is Participating?
 
MaheshConnect With a Mentor ArchitectCommented:
You need to right click on Desktop and select new shortcut

Then you need to follow wizard, in wizard browse to required share path and it will be mapped as desktop shortcut on ur machine
Now you should be able to update data.

Mahesh
0
 
donnkConnect With a Mentor Commented:
the shortcut should look like

\\servername\sharename\filename.xls

Oh and you shouldnt we working on excel at the server console, bad practice.
0
 
McKnifeCommented:
Your shortcut should work. I see no way how this could fail - interesting. So you say the linked version holds old data? Could you trace what file it opened if not the current one? Excel would be able to tell you in the properties of the file.
0
 
APC_40Author Commented:
Thanks - shortcut created!
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.