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Old 01-08-2012, 07:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How do I move (or create a shortcut of) a folder within the "My Files" folder to one of the homescreen? I need to do this to have a quick access to some frequently used files / documents that is now saved in a folder within the My Files folder.

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Old 01-08-2012, 08:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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HI mate.

All you need to to is press and hold the my files icon in applications. This will then highlight it and you will notice teh screen will change to the home page backgrounds. You can then lean your phone to change between pages and drop it where you like. Obviously you will nee a space on the home page so either create a new one ( two finger tap on the home page to bring them all up in a grid ) or delete an icon you do not use ( hold and drag to the bin ). Hope that helps.

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Thanks, but that will bring the whole "MY Files" to the homescreen.

What I really need to do is to bring one of the folders inside "My Files" to the homescreen.

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You can't without installing another application, you can with Astro File Manager though.

Install Astro from the market (free), with a space on your homescreen press menu> add> shortcuts> Astro. Now navigate via Astro until you find the folder and then long press that folder, you will nite have the option to name the shortcut if you so wish. Press ok to place the shortcut in your homescreen.

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Thank you. The solution works. More importantly, it also works on the Galaxy Tab 10.1, which I use for reading manuals and such.

Now have to find out how to change the icon.....
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If you don't like the blue then check the settings because Astro has themes.

Open Astro, press Menu> More > Choose theme> Online themes tab...



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