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.txt file shortcut on the desktop??? Driod

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by dazer.tv, Feb 7, 2010.

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    I use a program on my PC called Movie Collector.
    There are many ways to export my movie list but the only one
    that works on my droid is a .txt file.
    The only way I know how to get to it
    is by using ES file explorer. The problem is it's buried so I have
    to go through a bunch of folders to view it.
    How do I make a shortcut for it on my desktop?
    Does anyone here use Movie Collector?
    Is there something I'm missing?

    Thanks
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    Should be able to long press the home screen and select short cut and find that folder
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    It only lets me create a folder I can't add anything to it or (copy/paste/drag) and I can't find it with file explorer to move things into it.
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    Why not just move the file to the root folder of your SD card so you can access it easily instead of having it buried in a bunch of folders?

    EDIT:

    Another option is to install Astro (file browser), then long press on whichever homescreen you want the shortcut in, select Shortcuts, select Astro, then browse to the txt file you want and it will create a shortcut to it.
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    Those all work but I just want it on the desktop. These phones are so amazing I'm just
    floored that's there's not a way to put it right on the desktop. I don't want to open an app find a file open the file... I just want to open a simple text file for crap sake.
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    I will try the astro suggestion.
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    I just tested my suggestion with Astro and it worked just fine... ;)

    Placed a shortcut on one of my homescreens to a test.txt file and it opens it.
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    thanks I will try it during halftime
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    By the way, you might be able to use YOUR file explorer but I'm not sure since I use Astro. Try it with yours first, and if that doesn't work then install Astro.
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    Hey Guess What? it works.
    Now I have a new problem.
    I accidentally associated .txt files with HTML viewer.
    I cannot find where to change it back to the pop-up window
    that asks you what you want to open it in. Help please.
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    I use movie collector as well...love it..no better way to catalog your Eve's
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