A desktop folder shortcut is a useful tool to quickly navigate to a folder you’re frequenting in SOLIDWORKS PDM.
How to create a folder shortcut to a vault folder in Windows 10
- Navigate into the folder you’d like to create a shortcut to
- Select the entire folder path then; right-click > Copy
- Go back to your desktop (or wherever on your local machine you’d like to create the shortcut)
- Right-click > New > Shortcut
- Right-Click > Paste the copied SOLIDWORKS PDM folder shortcut into the location dialog
- Click Next > Name the SOLIDWORKS PDM folder shortcut > Finish
- Then the shortcut is created
Quick Access Panel
In Windows 10 we also have the option to add folders to the Quick access panel;
- Navigate to the folder you’d like to create a link to
- Right-click > Pin to Quick access
- Then whenever we’re in Windows Explorer, we’ll have quick access to frequently used vault folders
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