(My system: Windows XP home, sp2)
I'm looking for a way to make a "consolidated-index file shortcut" (not a real term, my best way of describing it)...
I have a bunch of media files on my 320GB external hard drive, and I also have a portable sandisk flash drive with only 8GB storage on it. So I have to be selective (due to the flash drive space) and limit the particular media files I want to take with me on the go. So I drag-and-drop individually each file that I want from the large external drive to the sandisk flash drive, but when I get back I delete most of those files I just added in order to use the sandisk space in my every day computing needs (since my local C drive is very low, and I only use the 320GB drive for backup, etc.)
Therefore, every time I need to take the sandisk on the go, I have to drag and drop all the files (which often end up being the same group of files on different days, but which are in different folder paths on the larger drive) and it gets to be time consuming and annoying.
I need a way to create like sort of a shortcut that remembers the locations of all those SELECTED files (preferably without duplicating the actual files), so that dragging and dropping that single shortcut will be the same as individually dragging and dropping all the selected files that are in different folders.
The best metaphor for this would be: If you could hold the control key and click to highlight certain files, but then open different folders and do the same while still keeping the files from the previous folders highlighted...
and then save a record (into one file) of which files have been highlighted at the end so you can use the record as a one-step drag and drop.
thanks for your help