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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Leea9, Apr 26, 2020.

  1. Leea9

    Leea9 Newbie
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    I had an LG phone. I had my home screen organized into folders and shortcuts in those folders. I now have a Google Pixel 3 (version 10) and I have most of it set up but I can't put shortcuts to documents on my home screen. Research says to use ES File Manager and select the file and when you hit the 3 dots you get an option to create a shortcut. I have tried every option I can find and none of them let me create a shortcut to a file on my home screen. I can copy the shortcut but then can't paste it on the screen. I can put the files on my home screen but then I can't combine them into a folder.

    Any ideas?

    Lee
     



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  2. Brian706

    Brian706 I like turtles!
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    Maybe try a different file manager? I use x-plore file manager and am able to create shortcuts on my Pixel 2 XL.
     
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  3. Leea9

    Leea9 Newbie
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    Gee thanks. That worked. I had tried 4-5 file managers and none of them worked. This one did the trick.
    Lee
     
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  4. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    i would ditch es file explorer as well. there are tons of articles on it. it has been removed from the play store
     
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  5. Brian706

    Brian706 I like turtles!
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    So odd that so many didn't work. Now I'm curious if I would have the same problem with others. Glad it worked though and thanks for letting us know.

    Also ditto @ ocnbrze on es file explorer
     
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