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  1. Money Pit

    Money Pit Thread Starter

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    I hope I can explain this?
    I have a file folder on my desktop, it may contain PDF or MS Word dox
    I can stumble my through adding them to my "bookmarks" BUT ( seems like I only moved the shortcut?) when I delete the original files from my desktop, they also disappear from my bookmarks. <confused>

    Can someone please give me a step by step tutorial about how to save/ move a desktop file/icon to bookmarks?

    Thanks: Dave
     
  2. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    I've never heard of using Bookmarks to access files on your computer but I may be about to learn something. As far as I know, Bookmarks are a feature of a browser to access web sites by storing their URLs.

    I'm not sure how a browser will open your Word documents or .pdf files.
     
  3. Money Pit

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    I knew this would be confusing LOL TG that you are patient. :)
    OK, 2nd try lol.
    I downloaded a pdf file (I also have a MS Word doc that I want to do the same with) of my lawnmowers owners manual and saved it to my desktop.
    In my chrome bookmarks I have a folder titled "Lawn Mower".
    How can I move the above into my Lawn Mower folder saved in Bookmarks and still be able to open it in Bookmarks?
     
  4. Money Pit

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    I finally got it. Thanks Cookie
     
  5. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    Does that mean you found a way to do it? If so, how? Now I'm confused. :confused:
     
  6. Money Pit

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    If I told you, I'd haf to kill ya. lol

    Truthfully, I gave up and stored all the information with a desktop icon and backed it up on a thumb drive. There still might be a way to do it but it's beyond my talent and patience. Thanks for your effort. :)
     
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    I'm still not sure what you are trying to accomplish. Is it a way to have quick access or a way to back up the files?
     
  8. Money Pit

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    I was trying to add information/links to my chrome bookmarks. The backup has no bearing on the issue
     
  9. Cookiegal

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    OK, thanks. It was the backup issue that threw me off. :)

    As a side note, thumb drives are not reliable drives for backup storage. They better serve as a means to transfer from one location to another. You're better off purchasing an external hard drive for backup purposes.
     
  10. Couriant

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    Chrome doesn't have a folder easily accessible like Internet Explorer does. If the items you are looking are just websites, open up the file in Chrome, then click on the Star to Add them to the Bookmark bar.

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  11. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    They aren't web sites James, they are documents and pdf type files.
     
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    Well the OP mentioned links but then I reread it and was mentioned PDF file so... :confused: lol ok. Well PDF and TXT files can do it, but not other files. I tested a pdf by dragging it into Chrome window then bookmarking it, but other files (MS Office files) doesn't work that way.
     
  13. Cookiegal

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    So Chrome browser can open a txt or pdf document when it's listed in the Bookmarks?
     
  14. Couriant

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    Yes. it uses the file://<path>
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    XML files are also allowed. I guess it's any web friendly file that can be bookmarked.
     
  15. Cookiegal

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    Thanks James. It seems this is what the thread starter was needing help with.
     
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