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WORD 2007 - inserting link to one folder in another

I have a folder on my E: drive (call ie E:\STEVE). I have moved some documents from there to a public folder on our network p: drive (call it P:\SPECS). Years ago (per an earlier version of WORD), I did something similar and was able to somehow insert a "link" or "pointer" in the original folder to link to the other folder...but I forget how.

So, any info on how to do this would be greatly appreciaed.
Thanks,
Steve
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I tried MKLINK at my command prompt and the command is not recognized.  And, I don't think (could be wrong) what I used years ago. Is there a more direct method?
Thanks.
Steve
what OS?
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It's a built-in command, so it should be there (unless you are using a third-party tool such as Powershell).
Using 4NT.
Thanks.
Probably 4NT doesn't know about MkLink. Not all of these shell substitutes do.

Actually, I don't know how 4NT is implemented, but I suppose that there must be a way to bypass it and to type in the command directly.
Can you Start-Run and enter cmd.exe to open the windows native shell?

What version on 4NT are you using?  They have supported mklink for at least the last couple of years
Well I looked in my documents folder and found several files of extension .LNK which seem to be how I did it in the past. I'm almost certain that I did not use MKLINK back then. So, is there another way?

FWIW, I'm attaching one of these files...actually forget that .LNK is not one of the valid extensions. I can attach. But here's a screenshot of how the link appears:

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Thanks.
Nope....

C:\Documents and Settings\stephenk>mklink
'mklink' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\Documents and Settings\stephenk>ver

Per my 4NT version:
4NT  6.01.237A   Windows XP 5.1
That is a shortcut file.  You can certainly update that link (right-click -> properties) to point to any path you want.
>>That is a shortcut file.  You can certainly update that link (right-click -> properties) to point >>to any path you want
OK and how to create such a file from scratch?
Thanks.
If you simply want to start a programme, perhaps with a particular input file, then it makes sense to set up a short-cut icon on the desktop.

However, we are here trying to run a Windows command to set up a redirection link
I'm not sure where we are with this.

Note to other contributors.  Simply posting links to other forums as links is against the general objective of this forum. We need to be seen as original material, so please add, at least,  the gist of the link content.
Jss1199 -

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000739.htm 

"In Windows Explorer, click File, New, and then Shortcut. Once in the shortcut wizard window, you will be able to browse to the location of the file you wish to create the shortcut to create the shortcut."

That worked for me per being able to navigate where I wanted. Thank you.

Per Graham's comment, could you (JSK) please repost this solution explicilty so I can properly award your points?

Graham - sorry if i was not clear in my original query. I guess I should have said "SHORTCUT" not "LINK". My bad and thanks for your input.
Steve,
I'm not to clear what your current problem is. Obviously (to me at least), you can change the path for the active file.
Graham,
No longer a problem. JSK's sol'n essentially reminded me how to create a .LNK file (shortcut) from scratch (when it was more convenient than to copy an active .LNK file and change it.).
So in ths case I gues that MKLINK is not needed, but thank you again for your input.
-Steve
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JSK and Paul - thank you both. Either solution works. I will add to JSK's that when in Windows Explorer, you should start in the folder in which you want to insert the link to the other folder.
That is,

1. Open Windows Explorer and navigate to the folder FROM which you wish to create the shortcut.
2. Click File -> New -> Shortcut
3. Within the Shortcut wizard window, browse to the location of the file you wish to create the shortcut to create the shortcut.
4. Finish
>>when in Windows Explorer, you should start in the folder in which you want to insert the link to the other folder... browse to the location... to create the shortcut

Aha!