Learn how to best use shortcuts and when not to use shortcuts including uses for placing shortcuts to storage media or on the desktop for popular files or current project folders.
- [Instructor] Perhaps the most basic file management…command is copy, which makes a duplicate of a file.…That duplicate is an exact replica, which is great…if you need to put a file on a folder or thumb drive…or when you desire a backup copy or archive.…One thing you don't want however,…multiple copies of a file when you need only one.…First, the extra files occupy storage space.…Second, how do you update all the files…and keep them current?…The solution is to create a shortcut instead of a file.…
The shortcut also known as an alias,…is just a file reference.…It appears as an icon like other files,…and opening the shortcut opens the original…which is an ideal solution.…In this move I cover file shortcuts,…how they're created and how to put a shortcut to good use,…and when not to use a shortcut.…A shortcut icon looks exactly like the original,…the difference is the tiny shortcut flag…in the lower left corner of the icon.…
Plus on many shortcuts, the file name is appended…with the text shortcut.…You'll probably find most shortcuts on the desktop,…
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- Saving files
- Searching for files
- Renaming and moving files
- Organizing folders and subfolders
- Building libraries
- Creating an archive
- Working with storage, including removable, network, and cloud storage