Windows 7 Creating shortcuts w/o the file extension and word "shortcut to"

#1
Is there an app or a method to do this under Windows 7 ?
 


#2
Hello EarlZ,

You can try this method;
1. Start Regedit, click Start, Run and type in regedit and hit enter.
2. Go to: HKEY_USERS \ .Default \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer
3. Add binary value to Explorer: link="00,00,00,00"
4. You should now be able to make Shortcuts to the desktop without "Shortcut To" text.


This is a Registry Edit, so do so at your own risk and back it up before hand.

Hope this helps
Don
 


davehc

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#3
If you are unhappy with making your own reg edits, you can use this. Includes both 64Bit and 32Bit. I havn't had a reason to use it for a long time, but it did work. You are probably aware, that after you have created a shortcut, you can right click and rename it to anything you please - this includes eliminating the ".exe"
 


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#4
Hello EarlZ,

You can try this method;
1. Start Regedit, click Start, Run and type in regedit and hit enter.
2. Go to: HKEY_USERS \ .Default \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer
3. Add binary value to Explorer: link="00,00,00,00"
4. You should now be able to make Shortcuts to the desktop without "Shortcut To" text.


This is a Registry Edit, so do so at your own risk and back it up before hand.

Hope this helps
Don
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davehc

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#5
These messages are occurring on other threads (spm2703).
 


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