XP Shortcuts Via Windows 7

Issue:  Your shortcut produces an error when accessing it via the “Mosaic XP Desktop” path provided in the Windows 7 Desktop.

Resolution: Many users created shortcuts on their Desktop to various programs in their Windows XP profile for ease of use.  However, when you do this, you create path to a program that is locally installed on your PC and not necessarily on the Network.  For example, a shortcut (path) to open Google Chrome on the Windows XP Desktop would look like this: C:\program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe.

Now your PC has been converted to Windows 7.  On your new Windows 7 Desktop, you see the “Mosaic XP Desktop” icon.  When you open that folder you will see all the icons/items that you had created in your XP environment.  However, when you choose to open the old Chrome shortcut, you now receive the following message:







This is because this particular program is no longer located in the same location in your local hard drive (PC) after it was converted to Windows 7.  You must now create a new shortcut that points to: “C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application”, which is easily done by either dragging and dropping from the menu to the Desktop, or by navigating the Mosaic menu to Internet, Google Chrome, right mouse clicking and choosing “Send to”, and then “Desktop (create shortcut)”.

References to documents in this file browser may work and launch the appropriate applications but there is no guarantee.

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