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Make a shortcut that doesn't do anything [duplicate]

I need to make a shortcut (.Lnk) that doesn't do anything when clicked. Is there a way to make such a shortcut?
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Creating a shortcut to connect to a Bluetooth PAN in Win8

I have paired my cell phone with my computer via bluetooth. Whenever I want to use its network connection (over a Bluetooth PAN), I need to click on the Bluetooth Icon, select "Join a Personal Area ...
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I renamed my user folder in Windows 8, and now my task bar shortcuts are gone. Why?

After renaming my user folder (e.g. from c:\Users\somethingelse to c:\Users\trusktr) and now my task bar shortcuts (among other things) are gone. I've looked in ...
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1answer
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The folders on my Seagate backup hardrives have been changed to shortcuts and no computer I plug them into can access the files

While using my Seagate backup hard drives, my Webroot anti-virus detected and cleaned some type of computer malware I encountered. Afterward the folders on the external hard drives have been changed ...
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Keyboard shortcut won't work for shortcuts in USER/Links folder - Windows 8.1

I have been using keyboard shortcuts for some folders back in Windows 7. Lately I started using Windows 8, now using Windows 8.1. There seems to be an issue about keyboard shortcuts in ...
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Pin Network Diagnostic tool to start in Windows 8.1

I've manged to pin a lot of things to my start screen for ease of use, including a shutdown button, a direct shortcut to private browsing in firefox, and plenty of other stuff, but now I've hit a ...
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1answer
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Chrome desktop shortcut not working after renaming chrome.exe

Chrome Version : Google Chrome 31.0.1650.57 (Official Build 235101) m Operating System : Windows 8 Extensions : AdBlock 2.6.14, Any.do 0.1.1.1, avast! Online Security 9.0.2005.45, Awesome ...
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Is there a way to create a cmd shortcut for a specific folder on W7 or/and W8?

Let say i have 3 different folders that i want to access with CMD C:\Users\Henok\Documents\Visual Studio 2012\Projects\TestApp1\Debug> C:\Users\Henok\Documents\Visual Studio ...
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Windows8.1 create shortcuts with a custom group in My Computer

I have did many research about this. And what I could gather is something like this http://lifehacker.com/add-any-shortcut-to-my-computer-with-this-simple-tweak-479751317. The problem with that is it ...
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1answer
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Shortcut to MS-DOS Program (.PIF)

How can I change icon for a Shortcut to MS-DOS Program (.PIF) file ? I've tryed to right click then properties then Program then Change Icon then I chosed my .ico file and nothing change. I reproduce ...
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Which folder\entity in C:\Program Files\WindowsApps corresponds to a given Modern UI app URI?

Problem fully described (with screenshots and links, which are limited for new SU accounts) here ...
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2answers
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How to reset the hotkeys and shortcuts in windows 8

Something went wrong in my windows 8, the windows button's stopped working and I can't live without Win+D, Win+E, Win+L..etc. Is there any way to reset this shortcuts?
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1answer
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Turn off Windows 8 mouse/screen shortcuts

I recently installed Windows 8, and yesterday I tried playing some games on it. The games were running smooth, but every time my mouse cursor ( in-game ) was anywhere near the top left or bottom left ...
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1answer
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Sort folder full of shortcuts by Destination property in Details view?

I have some folders full of .lnk files. I want to know if I can sort them by the destination in the Details view. I can't find any detail attribute to sort .lnk files by their "destination" property. ...
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4answers
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Can I search on internet through the RUN prompt in windows?

I was used to keeping some shortcuts of my program in a folder which is included in PATH, so whenever I want to launch any of them, I simply hit Win+R, then the name of the program. As for websites, I ...
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1answer
861 views

How do you create a windows 8 tile to connect to a VPN? [duplicate]

This is too deep in the charms since I use it constantly. I would like a tile that would either connect to the VPN or a tile that will open the network connections options within the charms menu. I ...
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1answer
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where is the location of “Recent places” in Windows 8?

If you type "Recent" in Windows 8 run command, explorer goes you to this location: C:\Users\Me\Recent even this location is feeding from another source; and it is: ...
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Is it possible to create desktop / other Windows shortcuts that invoke media keys / volume controls?

Basically- I do have dedicated media keys on my keyboard but they are touch-sensitive and quite high on my keyboard (often covered by my desk when the kb tray isn't fully out). With Win8 it's possible ...
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1answer
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How to add shortcuts to HTML files to Win8/Win2012 Start Menu without UAC?

I have a Windows 2012 server joined to a domain with UAC disabled by group policy. I'm logged on as a domain user with local admin rights. I create a shortcut to a local HTML file, then I add that ...
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1answer
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Can’t use icons for shortcuts from network in Windows 8

I am using icons in server PC in network for shortcuts in users' desktops. On all my Vista/Win7 machines they are fine and the icons are what I set them to be. On all my Win8 machines the icon is just ...
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1answer
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Location of MetroTwit executable

I installed MetroTwit's desktop version and want to create a shortcut for it. Now, the shortcut asks for an executable path. There is no entry for MetroTwit or "Pixel Tucker Pty Ltd". The shortcut in ...
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1answer
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Working symlink isn't accessable through explorer Windows 8

I made a symlink to an folder with mklink on w8x64 between two NTFS partitions on the same disk. All programs think it's a valid folder, but Windows explorer doesn't seem to get this, and displays a ...
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Add a VPN shortcut to the desktop in Windows 8 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Create shortcut to dial VPN connection in Windows 8 I'm new here, so if I misplaced this question please don't bite :) I'm trying to add a shortcut to a VPN connection ...
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1answer
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Create a folder shortcut in “My Computer”

I'm trying to add shortcuts to folders in "My Computer". This .reg almost works, I can execute programs like EXPLORER.exe, but I want to open a folder in the same window. Can someone please point out ...
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Windows 8 keeps removing some start screen shortcuts I make

I've made some custom shortcuts to Google Chrome profiles and successfully pin them to my start screen but when my computer reboots or goes to sleep and wakes they have disappeared. If i repin them ...
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1answer
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Windows 8 Start Screen Shortcuts for Desktop Apps

I am facing an issue regarding Windows 8 shortcuts. My app is not getting pinned for all users for the installed desktop apps. If a user is installing that desktop app, then the shortcut of the app ...
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1answer
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Making a shortcut for the Skype Metro application

In the accepted answer to this question, it is described how to make a shortcut for any Metro app, which you can then place in the startup folder. Example: By making a shortcut, People.url, ...
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1answer
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How can I set my desktop background folder to a shortcut?

I have a shortcut in my Pictures folder that points to a folder in my Dropbox containing my desktop backgrounds. I would like for my desktop backgrounds to cycle through images in this folder. But ...
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2answers
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(Virtual) Path to My Computer

I've been doing a bit of registry editing. As you can see (the accepted answer), each of five keys in the registry points to a location. This works fine with normal directories. However, My Computer ...
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2answers
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How to show desktop apps in Windows 8's Switcher?

The Switcher in Windows 8 is really convenient for managing running applications, but unfortunately all desktop apps are grouped into one position in the switcher... I like to kill background apps ...
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3answers
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Change shortcut targets in bulk?

I have hundreds of shortcuts to websites where the target looks like this: C:\Users\Herb\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe www.somesite.com/foo I just upgraded to Windows 8, and ...
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5answers
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Is there a quick way to get to the Control Panel in Windows 8?

Obviously in all previous versions of Windows you could simply click START and then select "Control Panel" to get to it, but on Windows 8 there is no such option. Is there an easy way to quickly get ...
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3answers
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Adding custom shortcuts to Modern UI

Is it possible to add a shortcut (for example launching a program with custom parameters or to run a command line command) to the Modern UI start page?
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Missing Administrative Tools in Windows 8 64-bit

I'm hoping someone can rescue me from reinstalling after putting so much work into my Windows 8 install (final version). I accidentally deleted the contents of this folder: ...
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1answer
338 views

How to make a desktop shortcut for opening an SSH tunnel

I want to put a shortcut on my desktop for a command that launches an SSH tunnel. Here's my tunnel connection: ssh -N -g -D 9999 -i key.pem ec2-user@ec2.compute-1.amazonaws.com I want this command ...
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6answers
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How to create a desktop shortcut to a Windows 8 Modern UI app?

I am using Windows 8 at the moment and I was wondering if there is a way to make a shortcut to a Modern UI (formerly known as Metro UI) application on my desktop.
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4answers
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How to create a shortcut to PC Settings?

I need a shortcut (typical shortcut file, script, special exe, doesn't matter) for PC Settings in Windows 8. I see that PC Settings is an executable named SystemSettings.exe, found in ...
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3answers
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Prevent applications from adding to start screen on install

On a Windows 8 machine, after installing Visual Studio, Office, SQL Server, VLC etc... the start screen is a mass clutter of unneeded shortcuts such as readme, shortcuts to homepages, various tools ...