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Old 04-03-2005, 09:44 PM   #1
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I created shortcuts to the desktop for my optical drives D:cd-rw and E:dvd-rw , when i click on either of these shortcuts i get a message that says"The item D:/E: that this shortcut refers to has been changed or moved , so this shortcut will no longer work properly"
I get this message with either shortcut.
I deleted the shortcuts and made new ones several times and still the same message.
The A: drive shortcut works ok.
Does anyone have any ideas why this is happening?
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Old 04-04-2005, 05:30 AM   #2
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Right click, proterties the shortcut and make sure the shortcut is linked to E:\ for example
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Thanks technoman ,
All is normal in the properties.
I dont know whats up with this.As i said,i can make shortcuts to C: and A: and they work.
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You said D:/ in your explaination - is that a spelling mistake or is it D:/ in the Shortcut because it should be D:\. Have you tried dragging and dropping the Drives onto the Desktop and letting the Computer make the Link?
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You said D:/ in your explaination - is that a spelling mistake or is it D:/ in the Shortcut because it should be D:\. Have you tried dragging and dropping the Drives onto the Desktop and letting the Computer make the Link?
I was refering to two differant drives in my explination D: and E:
( D:/ E: ) sorry about that.

I did try dragging and dropping and still got the same result.
I did finally get them to work. What i did was put a cd in each of the drives then created shortcuts. It sounds kinda backwards but it worked.
I tried the shortcuts before and after taking the cds out and they work ok

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Ah cool that makes sense. Personally I use the Shortcuts on the Start Menu instead so there is a nice Menu for every Drive.
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You said D:/ in your explaination - is that a spelling mistake or is it D:/ in the Shortcut because it should be D:\. Have you tried dragging and dropping the Drives onto the Desktop and letting the Computer make the Link?
Windows corrects C:/ to C:\ for you
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Ah cool that makes sense. Personally I use the Shortcuts on the Start Menu instead so there is a nice Menu for every Drive.
Actually i put all of the drive shortcuts in the quick launch toolbar.
I just create them to the desktop first then put them in the quick launch.
Cant get any easier then that , if you use them often.
I like your idea too though.
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