I have a text file somewhere on the SD card.

How can I create a shortcut to this file on the "desktop" to open it immediately?

(HTC Wildfire)


Linda File Manager allows you to do that. Just long press the file and select Create Shortcut. A shortcut icon shall appear on your Home screen

As a side note, it is also a nice file manager.

There might be tons of other options, though.

  • Thanks, works ok. But a 500k app just to have shortcut? What a OS is this? :) – takeshin Aug 10 '11 at 18:12
  • Certainly there are other options, sadly I don't know any. Anyway, I am pretty sure the shortcut will still work even if you uninstall the application. – MobileCushion Aug 10 '11 at 18:46
  • The Astro file manager also allows this. Long-press on the home screen where you want to put the file, select shortcut/Astro and browse to the file you want to link to. – nealmcb Aug 19 '11 at 5:51
  • +1 for the shortcut feature. FWIW, "ES File Explorer" (2.62MB app) can also do this. – Bernhard Hofmann Jan 4 '13 at 13:29

Amaze file manager, offers this option as well, just long click on a file or folder you would like to be able to enter to with a shortcut from the home screen and tap the 3 dots menu button at the top, then choose add shortcut.

Amaze File Manager is a FOSS file manager and it has many nice features stock file managers don't offer. For example, you can open with it files as text/image/video/audio/database with the application of your choice no matter what the file extension is - that's very useful for users who create or download/sync text files with no file extension or non relevant file extension like .log, .yaml, .json etc.

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