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Cannot open "shortcuts" from My Recent Documents folder

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  1. CSHnSD

    CSHnSD Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    When I convert a file from jpeg to pdf, I usually retrieve the pdf file from the My Recent Documents folder. I can see the document there, but when I click on it, I get an error message stating that, "the item "....pdf" has been changed or moved, so this shortcut will no longer work properly". How do I restore? I can open the ones prior to today only.

    Thank you for your expert guidance!
     
  2. TekTime

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    Hi there,

    Is the location of the file .pdf file changing at any time?
     
  3. CSHnSD

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    No, once I convert it (via PDFlite) it appears in My Recent Documents exactly as how I saved it (title and .pdf extension) however when I click on it, it gives me the previously mentioned error message. Everything yesterday and before I can open, just not todays.
     
  4. raybro

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    Assuming you know the location of the document in question, right click on the defective shortcut in the recent docs list and select Delete. Then using Windows Explorer, open the document. This will create a new shortcut in the recent docs list for future use.
     
  5. CSHnSD

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    Thanks for the info, but the shortcuts in question are pdf's that I've created not pages I've saved from the Web. Like I said, I can access all documents created prior to Friday, 12/9 but anything from that day on I cannot open (even though the document is visible as saved). How can I restore these shortcuts?
     
  6. raybro

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    Not sure I understand what you have said. You do know a shortcut is simply a way to open a document without going into the directory and looking for it and does not represent the actual document itself.

    It sounds as though you are talking about the actual document, not shortcuts.
     
  7. CSHnSD

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    lol, yes - I do understand this however I have no idea where the original document is being saved to. Again, what I am doing is using the software PDFLite to either convert jegs to PDF or print to PDF. I find the converted doc in My Recent Docs and then save to my desktop. I'm sure there's a better way to do this! Thanks!
     
  8. raybro

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    If what you have on your desktop is truly a shortcut, you can find the path to the document by right-clicking the icon and selecting Properties. The path will be displayed in the Target window under the shortcut tab
     
  9. oshaileshmohan

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    Go to start run and type recent....press enter key and your recent directory will open in fromt of you :)

    Shailesh Jha
     
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