Windows 10: What is the **reason** that "Windows can't make a shortcut here" ?

Discus and support What is the **reason** that "Windows can't make a shortcut here" ? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I need to reduce the volume of my C:\ drive by about half; it is a 222GB partition of an SSD drive at the moment. My plan is just to move as many... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by sbpetrack, Mar 11, 2019.

  1. sbpetrack Win User

    What is the **reason** that "Windows can't make a shortcut here" ?


    I need to reduce the volume of my C:\ drive by about half; it is a 222GB partition of an SSD drive at the moment. My plan is just to move as many folders that are today in C:\ to the internal non-SSD drive of my laptop, and replace the folders with "shortcuts" to the real folders. It seems that I have enough space to keep the folders Program Files, Program Files (x86), Prorgran Data, Users, and Windows intact on the soon-to-be-shrunk partition.

    WHen I began to carry this out, of course I discovered that "Windows can't make a shortcut here" when I tried to drag-and-drop "create a shortcut here" to the C:\ drive. I am not asking for a work-around. But I'd like to learn if there is some rational reason that MS makes me do a whole little series of annoying and useless mouse-clicks to accomplish what I wanted to do.

    It's as if the dialog box that pops up really should say "windows can't make a shortcut here ,,,, unless we first annoy the sh*t out of you. Enjoy the REST of your day (i.e. the part AFTER the next 10 mouse ciicks -- they're on us)."

    I can't help but hope that the energy that was spent making it difficult to put a shortcut where i'd like it to go was done for a higher purpose.

    THanks for any insight/explanation.

    :)
     
    sbpetrack, Mar 11, 2019
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  2. terrace Win User

    Screensaver shortcut


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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.What is the **reason** that "Windows can't make a shortcut here" ? :)
     
    terrace, Mar 11, 2019
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  3. Ahhzz Win User
    Windows 10 commands/shortcuts/env. var.

    I didn't see on your list using Win-X to bring up the basic setup of system tools like the original control panel, easy access to device manager, etc. not technically a list of commands, but at least a shortcut *Smile What is the **reason** that "Windows can't make a shortcut here" ? :)
     
    Ahhzz, Mar 11, 2019
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  4. What is the **reason** that "Windows can't make a shortcut here" ?

    How to pin app shortcut to desk top?

    Hi,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to follow below steps to change pin the apps on the desktop screen and check if it helps.

    Step 1: I suggest you to perform the below steps to add the apps on desktop.

    • Click on the “Start button” and locate the App that you want to pin to Desktop.
    • Right click on the “App” and click on “More options”.
    • Then click on “Open File location” and right click on the app, click on “Send to” option.
    • Then select “Desktop (Create shortcut)”.
    • Go to “Desktop” and check whether the app is located or not.

    Or Step 2: To add shortcuts to the desktop

    • Press and hold or right-click the desktop, tap or click New, and then tap or click Shortcut.
    • Enter the location of the item or tap or click Browse to find the item in File Explorer.

    Hope this information is helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.
     
    Karthicka_R, Mar 11, 2019
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