Windows 10: Synchronizing program and folder shortcut

Discus and support Synchronizing program and folder shortcut in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hello, dear ones! I have Microsoft 365 Personal and one of its benefits is OneDrive with 1TB. Well, I synchronize the following folders:... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by imbsa, Jan 13, 2021 at 11:27 AM.

  1. imbsa Win User

    Synchronizing program and folder shortcut


    Hello, dear ones!
    I have Microsoft 365 Personal and one of its benefits is OneDrive with 1TB. Well, I synchronize the following folders:

    • Workspace;
    • Documents;
    • Images.


    Well, when installing a new program, I end up allowing the creation of a shortcut on the desktop to make my life easier and increase my productivity, but I realized that in some cases OneDrive is synchronizing .lnk the shortcut for program for the cloud.


    Figure 01: Work area​

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    Figure 02: Image on OneDrive WEB​

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    In the example above, TeXstudio is being synchronized. Unlike shortcuts: Adobe Reader and EPSON Scan.


    In addition, in the Documents folder, there are Custom Office Templates andMy data sources - essential for programs, but none at all fundamental for OneDrive. In that sense, is there any way to not synchronize these two folders?


    Image 03 - Documents folder​

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  2. oemSoft Win User

    How to add shortcut into start?

    Can you read their instruction? that is not clear at all.

    Under %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs, it only shows Folders : Maintnance, Windows Powershell, Windows System, Windows System Tools ... Start up.
    There is no a list of program shortcuts and subfolders. I cannot follow their instruction, if you understand, could you please show your steps?

    Do you have any suggestions?

    Thank you very much for any suggestions (^v^)

    "Opening that folder should display a list of program shortcuts and subfolders. In this example, we want to add all the new shortcuts into a subfolder called Settings, so right-click any empty space in the File Explorer window, click New
    > Folder, name that folder Settings, and open the newly created, empty folder.

    The rest of the process is straightforward. Right-click and choose New > Shortcut. Enter the full path of the executable file or ms-settings shortcut you want to add (as in the example shown here), click Next, and then enter a name for the shortcut.

    Repeat this process for any other shortcuts you want to add. All your custom shortcuts should appear in the Programs list, where they're one right-click away from being pinned as a tile."
     
  3. terrace Win User
    Screensaver shortcut

    I did this"
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    I would suggest you to try the following steps and check if that helps.

    • Go to the folder C:\Windows\System32 and sort by file type.
    • Look for the screensaver file type (.scr).
    • Find the file scrnsave.scr(you can choose any of the screensavers).
    • Right click and select send to>desktop (create shortcut). The shortcut on my attachment, but when i click on it my screen goes off and on and nothing else.Synchronizing program and folder shortcut :)
     
  4. oemSoft Win User

    Synchronizing program and folder shortcut

    How to add shortcut into start?

    If I want to add shortcut into Start's tiles (I don't know the exact term), not add those shortcuts to the scrolling Programs list.

    Under %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs, it only shows Folders : Maintnance, Windows Powershell, Windows System, Windows System Tools ... Start up. I cannot find Setting folder, and its instruction is not clear.

    Do you have any suggestions on how to do that?

    Thank you very much for any suggestions (^v^)

    "Opening that folder should display a list of program shortcuts and subfolders. In this example, we want to add all the new shortcuts into a subfolder called Settings, so right-click any empty space in the File Explorer window, click New > Folder, name that
    folder Settings, and open the newly created, empty folder.

    The rest of the process is straightforward. Right-click and choose New > Shortcut. Enter the full path of the executable file or ms-settings shortcut you want to add (as in the example shown here), click Next, and then enter a name for the shortcut.

    Repeat this process for any other shortcuts you want to add. All your custom shortcuts should appear in the Programs list, where they're one right-click away from being pinned as a tile."
     
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