Vista Navigation Pane - Copies files rather than creating shortcut?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by myemail.jc, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. myemail.jc

    myemail.jc Guest

    We are currently deploying Windows Vista Enterprise in our school. One
    problem (of many!) in designing our user environment is the operation
    of the Links folder in relation to the Navigation Pane in Explorer.
    According to the documentation, a user can add a link to the Favorite
    Links section by simply dragging a folder icon into this area. When we
    try this we are finding that the entired contents of the target folder
    is copied into the users "links" folder, i.e. it is creating a copy
    rather than a shortcut!

    We have tried removing all GPO and profile settings and we are still
    getting the same effect.

    Can anyone advise?

    Kind Regards,

    Computing Services Manager
    Hutchesons' Grammar School, Glasgow, UK
    myemail.jc, Jul 6, 2007
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  2. myemail.jc

    brink Guest

    Hello J.Caddy,

    I do not know a solution other than making a shortcut manually and cop
    that into the Favorite Links instead.

    Hope this helps for now,


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    brink, Jul 6, 2007
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  3. J.

    Even though it may appear that the entire folder and it's contents were
    copied to the Links section of the Navigation Pane, if you right click one
    of these folders and select Properties, you will likely see a Shortcut Tab
    there. This means that it is actually a shortcut and the files you see when
    you click that shortcut are actually in the Target folder that the link
    points to.
    Ronnie Vernon MVP, Jul 6, 2007
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