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Windows cannot create a shortcut here. Do you...

 
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An attempt was made to create a shortcut in a virtual folder, which is not allowed. Common virtual folders include Control Panel, Dial-Up Networking, My Computer, Network Neighborhood, and Printers. Virtual folders are not storage locations for files or file system objects, but are part of the graphical user interface of Explorer.

 
 
   
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  Windows cannot create a shortcut here.
Do you want the shortcut to be placed on the desktop instead? 

 
Typical location
  C:\WINDOWS\

 
Issued By
  explorer.exe

 
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  Windows XP

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Create the shortcut in a valid folder such as the desktop.
 
   
 
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  FaultWire Staff
Posted: 28-Jun-2009
 
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