Can't do shortcut--Disk full?

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  1. Posts : 255
    windows 10 64-bit
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    Can't do shortcut--Disk full?


    Running latest update of W10 Home 64-bit on an HP Envy desktop. Above topic says the issue. I have Googled and saw what may have looked like solutions, but I found them rather confusing. So, I'm hoping that I can get a step by step guide on how to get my shortcut function working again. Thanks.
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  2. Pejole2165's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 1909
       #2

    Have a look at this tutorial on this site, Add Protected Folders to Controlled Folder Access in Windows 10, if you are certain your disk is not full this may be a permissions issue.
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  3. Samuria's Avatar
    Posts : 6,050
    windows 10
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    Is your disk full? Run storage space to clear it
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  4. Megahertz's Avatar
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    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
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    Run Windows disk cleanup (%windir%\system32\cleanmgr.exe)
    How much free space you have after cleanup?
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  5. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 29,996
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
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    Please post a screenshot showing how you're creating a shortcut and where.

    How to Upload and Post Screenshots and Files at Ten Forums

    E.g. drag 'n drop, rt click, create new shortcut....

    To post a screenshot create it then
    Can't do shortcut--Disk full?-screenshot-.png
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  6. spunk's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit 20H2
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    Where are creating a shortcut? Is it in the Root of the C: drive or somewhere else, like under your User file? (ie) Documents, Desktop etc?
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  7. Posts : 255
    windows 10 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #7

    dalchina said:
    Please post a screenshot showing how you're creating a shortcut and where.

    How to Upload and Post Screenshots and Files at Ten Forums

    E.g. drag 'n drop, rt click, create new shortcut....

    To post a screenshot create it then
    Can't do shortcut--Disk full?-screenshot-.png
    Easier for me to text description: On a xxx.exe, I right click and the choose create a shortcut. Told it can't be done here, but can go onto the desktop, click OK. And, that's when I get the message that the disk is full.

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    spunk said:
    Where are creating a shortcut? Is it in the Root of the C: drive or somewhere else, like under your User file? (ie) Documents, Desktop etc?
    Creating a shortcut from the folder where the program is stored (This PC>Windows (C)>Program Files (x86)>MouseRecorder>MouseRecorder.exe). I have correctly/successfully done shortcuts a few hundred times (at least).

    Also, I might add: 1.6 of 1.8 TB left on C. 1.53 of 11.9 GB left on D (As far as I know, I never do anything on D ?)
    1.02 GB in Temp files. Disk Cleanup added 391 MB.
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  8. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 29,996
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
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    Try removing the target folder from Controlled Folder Access as per the tutorial cited by @Pejole2165
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  9. Posts : 255
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    dalchina said:
    Try removing the target folder from Controlled Folder Access as per the tutorial cited by @Pejole2165
    I'd like to give it a try as I don't believe that my disk is full, but after looking at the tutorial, I'm at a loss as what to do...find it rather confusing, so maybe you could guide me to the task.
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  10. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903)
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    Sorry, I can't read the tutorial for you. That's why it's there... you can post a specific question quoting the text you can't follow.
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