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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rossmcm, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. rossmcm

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    The instructions at How to Create a File Shortcut in Android outline how to add a shortcut to your desktop using ES File Explorer. The shortcut can either be to a folder or a file.

    It seems to work for LAN folders as well, but I can't seem to create a shortcut to a network file. The context menu doesn't include the option to "Add to desktop".

    Is there any way of doing this - or is it yet another example of Google deciding that we're way too stupid to use our devices how we want?
     

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    I don't know about with ES File Explorer, but I just created a homescreen shortcut to a LAN file using the "Add shortcut" widget that is part of X-plore.
     
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    Cool, once I found it. Many thanks.

    For the record - here are the instructions for Nova Desktop users.

    - long press on the desktop
    - from the "Add to home screen" menu, select "Shortcuts"
    - select the shortcut called "Add shortcut" with the orange and gray X-plore icon
    - X-Plore will open. Navigate to the file or folder and select it (red tick)
    - select the "OK" button
    - choose a name that will be used to annotate the shortcut
     

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