Be careful not to misunderstand the question and jump to conclusions, answering a different question. Here's my question: Why would a file show up as a link/shortcut in a project where it reports to no other file? I'm fairly experienced with PDMW, and this behavior seems new new me. I'm not talking about seeing a shortcut under an assembly, where the part resides in a different project. I'm talking about a part that may or may not report to assemblies, but I'm looking at a link to it, and the link is sitting stand-alone in a project folder (Let's call this "Project A"), not an assembly. When this is the case, I also can not change the project of that part (which actually lives in "Project B") to this project ("Project A") where the link is showing up. I get error message, "The 'Change Project' operation was not successful for all documents. Some documents project may NOT have been changed!". I can change its project to any other project other than "Project A", where the link symbol is. Also, I can change other parts to "Project A", so it doesn't seem to be a permissions issue with that particular project.