Save time in Windows XP with a hidden shortcut feature

Learn about a hidden shortcut feature in Windows XP.

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Do you have shortcuts to folders on your desktop to which you frequently copy files? If so, you probably double-click the shortcut to open the folder each time you want to copy files to that folder via the drag-and-drop method. While that is an appropriate approach, you don't really have to go to all that trouble.

Unbeknownst to most Windows XP users, you don't have to open the folder via the shortcut before you can copy files to that folder. Instead, you can simply drag-and-drop files right on the shortcut icon and it's the same as dragging and dropping the file into an open folder.