How would I create a .lnk file to this path?


This should open the 'Manage Wireless Networks' window where you can view your saved networks.

It works fine from the 'Run' dialog, but when entered into a .lnk file, it says

The name 'shell:::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}::{1FA9085F-25A2-489B-85D4-86326EEDCD87}' specified in the Target box is not valid. Make sure the path and file name are correct.

I know this is possible as I've done it before, however I can't seem to find the webpage which said how (I think it was on http://sevenforums.com somewhere)


Open the Dialog in Windows Explorer and move the icon to the desktop by holding the left mouse button.

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This generates a proper shortcut which works fine.

  • Yes, I think this was how I originally did managed to do this (a while ago). – kiri Oct 17 '13 at 4:34
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    and why are you no longer using it? This is much faster as your way and you don't need to know this strings numbers. – magicandre1981 Oct 17 '13 at 4:38

The .lnk file should point to:

explorer.exe shell:::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}\::{1FA9085F-25A2-489B-85D4-86326EEDCD87}

I just found this after I asked from here: http://teamwindows8.com/2013/05/ultimate-list-of-shell-locations-in-windows-8/

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