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General Folder Question - Working with new folders

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  1. kingbear

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    Owner of a Samsung Infuse;

    is there a way to place pdf, word docs, and excel files into a newely created desktop folder?

    i have created a new folder on the desktop but I cannot find any feature to place an application file in it. It would seem the only files i can put in a new file is a program file like those in the app market place.

    I would like to have a few word, excel, or PDF files on my infuse desktop. can someone tell me how to do this?

    thanks!
     

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    I use Dropbox and keep a variety of documents (Excel, PDF, Word, photos) in that folder.
     
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    you need to first create a shortcut to that file, and then put the shortcut in the folder
     
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    Thank you for your advice!

    Can you tell me how to make a shortcut first to the specific file and then place this shortcut into the New folder?

    When I pull up the shortcut menu options, I do not see where I can create a shortcut to the specific file.

    My only options are as follows:

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    Thank you!
     
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    I will tomorrow....i will have to flash back to stock

    I think you need to add an app like astro file explorer to the mix.
     
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    Infuse Owners:

    I spoke to the Samsung factory CSR's yesterday 8-29-11 and asked them about placing a PDF, Word, Excel or other document/shortcut into a newly created desktop folder, or just making a simple desktop shortcut to the file.

    They told me this CANNOT be done as this is part of the Android software/ programming!

    So this leaves all Infuse owners to search for an APP that an do this function. The Samsung CSR's I spoke to have never been asked this question and they had to put me on hold for a while to research the original question. After they told me this could not be done, they told me they have a special form they complete for software developers for great ideas for future software/programming updates. So maybe in the future this feature will be part of the OS.


     
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    It can be done...give me a bit more time, and keep in mind it may take buying an app to accomplish it.

    Give me a bit of time. Sorry I am swamped with work and planning a wedding.


    Don't give up.


    In the meantime..download and sign up for the amazon app store if you have not already. The free app of the day yesterday was a folder organizer :(
     

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