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

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  1. EarlZ

    EarlZ New Member

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    Is there an app or a method to do this under Windows 7 ?
     
  2. Adamsappleone

    Adamsappleone U.S.Navy D.A.V.

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    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
     
  3. davehc

    davehc Microsoft MVP
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    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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    These messages are occurring on other threads (spm2703).
     

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