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.
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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:
- Locate the folder you want to add
- Click on it and drag it to the menu
Removing Shortcuts from the Shortcut Menu
To remove a shortcut from the menu, do the following:
- Right click on the shortcut
- Click Remove Link
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