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Set Shortcuts to Commonly Used Folders in Vista Explorer

Windows Explorer has a great feature in Vista: the shortcut menu. This shortcut menu is customizable and can save you a lot of time if you frequently open and close files from specific locations. Learn, in this guide, how to modify this menu.

This guide is included as part of the Windows Guides Customize Windows Vista Explorer Series. Please visit the main page if you would like to learn why this guide may be useful.

Setting up Shortcuts to Common Folders

You can add to and remove shortcuts from this menu easily, by doing the following:

Adding Shortcuts to the Shortcut Menu

To add a shortcut to the menu, do the following:

  1. Locate the folder you want to add
  2. Click on it and drag it to the menu

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Removing Shortcuts from the Shortcut Menu

To remove a shortcut from the menu, do the following:

  1. Right click on the shortcut
  2. Click Remove Link

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This guide comes from the ‘Windows Vista – Customization Manual’ [Download a copy now]. The customization manual runs over the basics of customizing your Windows Vista machine to make it more personal. This guide is free of charge to all mintywhite.com readers.



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  • Antnee

    Nice ! ! ! sometimes I forget about the little fast short cuts that makes Vista fun to use ! ! !

  • Antnee

    Nice ! ! ! sometimes I forget about the little fast short cuts that makes Vista fun to use ! ! !

  • Antnee

    Nice ! ! ! sometimes I forget about the little fast short cuts that makes Vista fun to use ! ! !


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