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A number of applications on my system have working desktop shortcuts which have the "Target" value disabled. This makes it impossible to modify. The value in the disabled textbox is the name of the application, not a path to the file I'm expecting to run.

Is there a way to re-enable this behaviour?

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These shortcuts are special. The target of these shortcuts is not a file path or folder. It is registered in the system application (simplifying). Say, they link to PIDLs, not files.

The answer is - you can't reenable the target field. You may only recreate shortcuts (or modify them programmatically, not sure).

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You could also try opening the .lnk in Notepad++. – Mechanical snail Aug 1 '12 at 8:40
@Maximus - I was afraid of that. thanks. – kdmurray Aug 3 '12 at 22:51

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