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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by cottage, Sep 15, 2021.

  1. cottage

    cottage Lurker
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    I have a Motorola 5gs Plus phone with Android 8.1.

    I'm trying to add a chortcut on the home screen to a document.

    I have read several posts that supposedly describe the process. In addition, some posts recommend installing and using ES File Explorer. I've tried all of these suggstions but none work.

    All methods have a common thread....
    -navigate to the desired file
    -long press the file
    -open options menu
    -click add shortcut
    (the choices vary slightly from method to method)

    When I follow these instructions, I don't see an option that says "add shortcut"

    For example the native Android choices are:
    -Open with
    -Select all
    -Copy to...
    -Move to...

    Can anyone direct me to a method that works?

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    Madd61 Well-Known Member

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  4. cottage

    cottage Lurker
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    Explorer worked like a charm.

    Thank you very much for your great suggestion!

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The Motorola Moto G5 Plus release date was April 2017. Features and Specs include a 5.2" inch screen, 12MP camera, 2-4GB RAM, Snapdragon 625 processor, and 3000mAh battery.

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