My local shortcuts (.lnk files) do not execute if the shortcut has any command-line arguments
- On freshly-installed 64-Bit Windows 8
- Shortcut worked fine on Windows 7 32-Bit
- It depends where the shortcut is executed from, however - works if launched directly from Windows Explorer, but not if launched from command line (cmd) or from another file manager called xplorer2
- Example shortcut in the image, but all others that have arguments in the Target behave the same
Tried Solutions which Failed
- Could not find Unblock in the Properties
- Enable did not help: "The setting I found that was blocking me from opening files on my LAN is “Launching applications and unsafe files” ... from Internet Explorer security settings found under your “Tools” –> “Internet Options” –> “Security” tab –> “Local intranet” or “Internet”
- Reset did not help
- Applying the lowest / least secure security settings for the first three security areas did not help either
Why are non-Internet shortcuts blocked / how to unblock them?
I'm at my wit's end before getting frustrated over this issue? :)
- Could it be that command line or xplorer2 execution launches them with file:// scheme or something?
- Funnily, the shortcut works if I copy the shortcut under C:\Users\Kristjan\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\
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