Updated: I tested it moving a shortcut sequentially to different folders and surprisingly it works only in following folders (might not be complete):
- Common Desktop:
- Common Start Menu:
- Common Programs:
Moreover, I had to open Properties of a moved shortcut to
- refresh the hotkey for the shortcut by setting it to anything else and then back to final hotkey CtrlAlt+H, and
- change shortcut target (only in some of folders mentioned above)
"D:\bat files\my Test Script.bat"
cmd /c "D:\bat files\my Test Script.bat"
FYI, I'm on Windows 8.1 64 bit:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]
==> set CommonProgramFiles
CommonProgramFiles=C:\Program Files\Common Files
CommonProgramFiles(x86)=C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files
Original answer based on Shortcut key for shortcut does not work Microsoft article:
You are unable to run a shortcut by pressing its shortcut key.
Shortcut keys work only for shortcuts on the desktop or in the Start
Make sure that the shortcuts for which you want to use shortcut keys
are on the desktop, on the Start menu, or in the Windows\Start
Shortcut keys work differently depending on the location of the
shortcut. If the shortcut is on the desktop or in the Start menu
hierarchy, you can use its shortcut key to start the assigned program,
or switch to the program if it is already running.
If the shortcut is not on the desktop or in the Start menu hierarchy,
you cannot use its shortcut key to start the assigned program, but you
can use its shortcut key to switch to the assigned program if it is
NOTE: Shortcut keys may not work for some programs. For example,
shortcut keys do not work for items on the Quick Launch bar.