I am using shortcuts a lot, because I find them easier to use that the start menu. Shortcuts to "normal" applications work fine, and IE used to work fine on Windows 7, too. But on Windows 10 IE and Edge are bothering me.
The process I'm using right now to create a shortcut is:
I use Search Everything to locate the executable. For Edge this is MicrosoftEdge.exe and for IE it is iexplore.exe
This gives me strange paths like
I create a shortcut and use the full path as above and the working directory without the executable name
This works fine for both, IE and Edge, until there is an update for Windows and the path changes. The shortcut icon becomes blank then and I can't start the browsers any more.
What I want is a shortcut that is not sensitive to updates / path changes, e.g. like on Windows 7, I could just enter
iexplore.exe without anything else and it would simply find IE.
FYI: it would not be an issue if I just had to fix those 2 links, but I have a lot of websites that only work in IE, while my default browser is Firefox. So my shortcuts to these websites run IE as well and I have to change them all.