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Problem with Scrap/Document Shortcut

Unable to open Not enough storage is...

 
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The scrap/document shortcut is too large and cannot be loaded.

 
 
   
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  Problem with Scrap/Document Shortcut 

 
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  Unable to open file

Not enough storage is available to complete this operation. 

 
Typical location
  C:\WINDOWS\system32\

 
Issued By
  rundll32.exe

 
OS
  Windows XP

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  error 

   
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  Microsoft Corporation    
 
   
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The disk may be full or has too little free space to perform the desired operation. To get additional space:

  • Remove deleted files (right-click on the trash-bin and select Empty recycle bin)
  • Remove unneeded files, such as browser cached files.
  • Move files to another drive or media
  • Compress or Zip large files to take up less space
  • Transfer the system to a new larger drive

Several software products that can help clean and remove unneeded files are Fix-It Utilities Professional and SystemSuite Professional. If you need to move or copy a partition or entire drive, you could use Partition Commander or similar product.

 
   
 
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  FaultWire Staff
Posted: 2-Jan-2011
 
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A Scrap/Document shortcut is created when a object (such as a section of text or a table from Word or Excel) is copied and pasted to the desktop for later use. The scrap can only be used in an application that understands the scrap. When created, Microsoft uses the .shs file extension. Note that even if extensions are turned one, Explorer will still hide this extension.

This file can contain the information along with scripting and other executable content. This means it can also contain a virus or other malware. Only scraps created by the original user should be used (i.e. those you create yourself). Scrap files from other sources, such as email attachments, cannot be trusted and should not be used.

 
   
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Last update: 02-Jan-2011 10:30 am