Windows 2000: tuning the new OS

If you send items to a particular destination - say, your floppy drive or a particular folder - one of the quickest ways to do it is to right-click the selected files in Explorer and select the Send To option.

By default, this menu includes common destinations such as My Briefcase, but it's easy to add to this menu, or remove items. In Explorer, double-click the drive where Windows 2000 is installed and open the Documents and Settings folder. Double-click your folder. Double-click Send To folder, and add or delete new shortcuts as appropriate (select File-New-Shortcut, and locate the item you want to include as a new shortcut).

(Note: Unlike in Windows 95 and Windows 98, the Send To folder in Windows 2000 carries the Hidden attribute: if you can't see it, select Tools-Folder Options in any Explorer window, and click the View tab. As long as you make sure that Show hidden files and folders is selected, all files should remain visible.)This icon is your clue that this 2000 function works much as in Windows 98.

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