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Shortcuts in Windows 8.1

Posted on 2014-11-26
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I use Folder redirection GPO for My Documents, My Pictures, My Music, My Videos on Start page in Windows 8.1
Is there a way to create shortcut of My Documents on Windows 8.1 desktop
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Question by:Vadim Mikhal
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by:John Hurst
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You can right click on the document folder, and either:

1. Create Shortcut and move shortcut to the desktop   OR
2. Copy and then move to Desktop, right click and Paste Shortcut.  Shortcut not folder.

Work in the desktop and it is the same as it always was.
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by:rindi
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"My Documents, My Pictures, My Music, My Videos", have been abandoned as folders since Vista. Instead they were replaced by "Documents, Pictures, Music and Videos", and directory junctions were used with the "My " in front, to give you some compatibility for old software that still used those folders by default.
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by:Vadim Mikhal
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What about Internet Explorer,also I have web-based applications that I want to be not only on Start menu,no also on the desktop
For example, DMS - http://30wl-dmsprod/dashboard.aspx#,or SACWIS - http://sacwis/Citrix/XenApp/auth/login.aspx?CTX_MessageType=SUCCESS&CTX_MessageKey=UsableClientDetecte
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John Hurst earned 500 total points
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For Internet Explorer, use Favourites (I do that because there are so many). It also keeps shortcuts neater and separate from IE.

You can put program menus in the Start Menu. If you want the start menu on the desktop (not clear in how you put it above) there are Windows 8 tricks to do that.

Look at my article Ways to Improve Windows 8.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/A_16620-Ways-to-improve-Windows-8.html
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@Vadim Mikhal  - Thank you and I was happy to help.
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