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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

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.