Using Shortcuts

The files you use most often are scattered across your hard disk in a variety of folders. When you set up a new program, its files go in their own folders, and you organize data files by using whatever system makes most sense—by project, date, or department, for example. If you had to root through folders and subfolders every time you wanted to open a document or launch a program, you'd hardly have any time to get work done.

So how do you maintain an orderly filing system and still keep programs and documents close at hand? The solution is to use shortcuts. As the name implies, shortcuts are pointer files that enable you to access a file without moving the file or creating a copy of it. You can create shortcuts for almost any ...

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