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Unable to put file in a folder, asks to make a shortcut

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July 31, 2012 4:27:58 PM

Hello, I'm trying to move a file from my desktop to a folder on my Hard Drive (Internal) but everytime i attempt to do this it says, "Window's Can't Create a Shortcut here, do you want the shortcut to be placed on the desktop instead?". This have never happened to me before and frankly I'm a little perplexed at why this is happening.

Any help would be appreciated!
a b $ Windows 7
July 31, 2012 5:46:59 PM

What is the file you are trying to move, what is the file extension? Is it a file or just a shortcut you are moving?
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a b $ Windows 7
July 31, 2012 6:06:34 PM

Almost sounds like the mouse is messed up. I had a dieing mouse on me that would register the left click as nothing, and the right click as both the left click AND the right click.

Have you tried restarting your computer?
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August 1, 2012 1:01:53 AM

2 seperate .exe files, i have done this before with every extension under the sun but i still haven't figured it out
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a b $ Windows 7
August 1, 2012 2:02:33 AM

Do other files move from the desktop ok to this new location? Does highlighting the file icon then using a CTRL+X keyboard command (same as right click / cut) work. What are the file properties? Read only? File size? (Not that this should matter.) Is the file size smaller than where you want to move it?

Two more options...

1) rename the .exe extension to something else and try again.
2) try only to copy the file to the new place. Then delete the original.

In any case the file should move without all this hastle.
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