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I'd like to add a shortcut on Android 4.2.1 to a local pptx file.

Is that possible ?

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Should I delete this trivial question or just accept my answer (or a better one if one comes) in 2 days ? – Denys Séguret Feb 6 '13 at 16:45
Accept your answer. :) – geffchang Feb 6 '13 at 16:51
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In fact it's easy to do using a file explorer application.

I used ES File Explorer but I suspect other programs have the same feature.

Using ES File Explorer, you have to navigate to the file, then do a long click on the file icon until a menu appears. Then you choose Shortcut. Nothing shows the operation works but a new icon will be present in the launcher.

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For explanation purposes of your answer, can you give the steps that you take in ES File Explorer to create the shortcut? – Ryan Conrad Feb 6 '13 at 16:47
@RyanConrad Looks like it's just a plain shortcut. I was thinking it was a file shortcut to the homescreen. Don't know if that would be possible, but that's for another question. Haha. – geffchang Feb 6 '13 at 16:52

It's a shame that this isn't built into Android. Fortuantely, there are now many apps that can do that (mostly a side functionality of file manager apps).

If you just need a lightweight standalone app for this, I can recommend File Shortcut.

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