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*.lnk shortcuts - small files providing parameters (e.g. command line) for launching an application, icon, etc.

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How do I add a desktop shortcut in Windows 10?

Some installers don’t bother creating a desktop shortcut. Obviously I can find the application from the Start button. I should have thought there must be a simple way of creating a desktop shortcut ...
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shortcut for changing how files are organised in file explorer

configuring some macros inside of Logitech G hub, I'm setting them up for each application. I was going through the shortcuts in file explorer and assigning them to hotkeys, although cant work out if ...
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HTML file on Windows desktop

I no longer have a Windows machine to work with. If I make an HTML file containing links a friend wants, and he puts it on his Windows 10 desktop, what I think should happen is the same thing that ...
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Internet shortcut (.url) opens print dialog in Windows 10 and not showing an icon

When I drag from browser's (Brave, Chrome, Edge, Firefox) address bar a link to the desktop, it creates a shortcut without an icon, and when opened, it opens up as a Print dialog. Default action of ....
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Is there any way to dynamically select a filepath in a windows shortcut?

My company is using a program that is launched through a particular URL through Chrome. As many of my coworkers are not computer literate, I want to make sure I have working shortcuts to make access ...
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Is it possible to create shortcut to a page in a Word or pdf file?

Looks like one can create a link to open a particular page in a pdf file as described here: https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/link-html-pdf-page-acrobat.html. Is it possible to create a shortcut to a ...
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Edit a shortcut to run as administrator

I use Visual Studio, which I usually need to have running as Administrator - I've set the startup shortcut to run as admin by default. Every time there's a Visual Studio update, I have to manually ...
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How can I add a shortcut of a file to the start menu?

I have an image file (JPG format) in the Document folder of Windows 10. I would like to make a shortcut button in the start menu so that I can access that image very quickly. How can I do this? In ...
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How to reset shortcuts (.lnk file) in windows 11?

I was trying to make PyCharm default for .ipynb files instead of VS code, but I accidentally chose the shortcut of Pycharm and now all my .lnk files are opened by PyCharm. I tried to follow some ...
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Start >Run> "MS-Settings:(insert name)", Gives me "No apps are installed to open this type of link"

I'm on Windows 8.1 Core Running for example ms-settings:defaultapps Gives me "No apps are installed to open this type of link" And wants me to choose a program to open with.. Also ...
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How to create an application shortcut with additional parameters on Mac OS

I'm trying to create an application shortcut on Mac OS (Monterey), which is as similar as possible to a normal app shortcut, but the solution I've come up with isn't really elegant and not very ...
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How do I revert shortcut icon turning into file icon

The icon for shortcuts changed into a file icon. How do I revert this? This only happens for shortcuts. Things I've tried: Restarting Deleting the icon cache
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Windows Shortcut with Relative File Path

I have created a tool that uses Google Chrome App Mode to work. In order to access it, I have a shortcut to google chrome that opens the specific html page. Currently, I have an absolute path, but I ...
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How to universalize a shortcut?

I made a game and I put all my code and executable in the code folder. I created a shortcut to the executable outside the folder so users won't have to dig in the folder to find the exe. Problem is ...
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How to search for only shortcuts on Google Drive

Google Drive rolled out the new shortcuts which will soon replace the "one file in multiple folder" feature (to be deprecated by September 30). Now the question is if we create shortcuts of ...
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Where a console application properties (like font, location, etc.) are remembered?

I start a console, by typing start cmd, or a PowerShell 7 console by typing start pwsh Then I use left upper menu -> Properties to set font size, layout, etc. Next time the particular console ...
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Website link + ctr -f shortcut

There is a specific paragraph on a webpage that I want to share with my visitors. However it takes a while to scroll down and find the text. Ctr+ f solves that issue. However, you have to do that ...
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Is it possible to open Word internal link to paragraph from shortcut?

Is it possible to open Word internal link to paragraph from shortcut? It was definitely possible before and you can still do it in OneNote, but i can't find a way to do it in Word now.
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Edit shortcuts with invalid paths

I often need to create or edit a shortcut (a .lnk file) for an other computer. Of course the path that is defined in these shortcuts is not always valid for my computer since I don't have the same ...
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Windows 10 Shortcut Relative Path to Batch File (for Portable App)

Good Morning! Trying to make a portable set of batch files to help with testing another program. I have the batch files I want with their respective relative paths, but now I am trying to make a ...
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Windows 10 shortcuts to games from platforms broken (.url files)

From several platforms (Steam, Epic) I have a few shortcuts on my desktop to start the games. Just yesterday I installed a new game with a new shortcut, which I will take as example. So I installed &...
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Shortcut to Windows Security Protection history

Is there a (text) shortcut to Protection history in Windows Security? The menu is located at Windows Security (or paste %windir%\explorer.exe windowsdefender: into Start menu) > Virus & threat ...
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Powershell doesn't find certain files

I've recently run into an issue where Powershell (and only Powershell) refuses to run certain files. Outside Powershell, such as in explorer or in cmd, everything works fine. But in Powershell (...
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How can I create a shortcut to a specific Settings page?

I use a certain page of Windows 10 Settings quite often, so I'm trying to create a shortcut to place it on Desktop or Taskbar. It is worth noting that the standard Settings shortcut is available, but ...
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Windows Bash file to prioritize execution of redundant .exe files

I use a password manager for all of my passwords. The preferred .exe is run from an encrypted USB-Drive. I have a backup on my laptop inside a VeraCrypt container, and another hosted on a server. I ...
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How to set shortcut target to current folder

I want to be able to launch a software on the current folder the shortcut is located. By including the folder path at the end of the "Target" property of the shorcut, I already manage to do that. ...
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Can windows create internet shortcut of a local file on its own?

I found a internet shortcut for one of my file (an encrypted folder which was available on my drive) on my windows 10. And i never had created such internet shortcut. So is there any reason why ...
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Run console program targeted by a .lnk from another shell (Powershell Core)?

I have a folder of .lnk shortcuts to CLI apps in different folders. The shortcut folder is added to PATH, and my PATHEXT contains the ".lnk" extension. As a result, I can just type ffplay in my shell, ...
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How to create a Windows shortcut that passes the current folder as a parameter

In Windows 7-10, how can you create a shortcut that uses the current folder (directory) as a parameter? For example: Target: example.exe "%CD%" (where %CD% gets automatically replaced by the ...
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Method to enumerate path to Windows 10 system settings screens or folders?

I want to accomplish what this post entails, except personally I'm open to using more than one single input or keystroke to achieve it. I'm aware that some (if not all) of the system windows can be ...
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How to add a variable as custom launch option?

An error occurred when I used a system variable I set like this: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Exampleapp\examplefoleder\Example.exe"%variable%
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How do I make a Windows shortcut run an exe in a PowerShell window?

I've been recently using Blender, but it seems that some errors are only printed to the console. If I manually open PowerShell and run Blender from there, it works fine and I can read the error ...
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How to create shortcut files with user-defined "type"?

Default Behavior Using the default context menu option's to create a new shortcut file via the OEM wizard, the shortcut "type" is automatically and arbitrarily assigned by the system without any ...
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How to Get Folder Shortcuts/Links to Work When Copying Template Folder Contents to New Folder

I have a lot of 'template' folders, the contents which I use to copy into new folders that I create. My problem is getting shortcuts within the copied folders to point back to object the folder that ...
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Why does Photoshop close when I try to open a File via 'Desktop' Shortcut?

I have a variety of Photoshop files I have saved on my Desktop. Whenever I try to open these files within Photoshop, via File > Open > Desktop Shortcut Button (as per below image), the ...
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Create many shortcuts (.lnk) of existing files and add target arguments to all shortcuts

I have a folder with 1000 .bin files in. I would like help with finding a PowerShell command to create set of shortcuts to these files with a static set of command line parameters in the shortcut's '...
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How to make Windows Defender trust certain powershell scripts, so they don't have to be scanned when run?

I read in this question that powershell.exe needs to be added to the list of Windows Defender exclusions to run faster. That seems a little coarse-grained. Is there a way to make sure that only ...
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How to add application shortcuts to the Windows 10 Links Toolbar?

A few years ago I was somehow able to add application shortcuts (Chrome, Notepad, Windows Explorer, etc) to my Toolbar Links in Windows 10. (Please do not confuse this with the taskbar, which is easy ...
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Can't edit web shortcut Details section (gives access denied on web shortcuts)

I get "File Access Denied" when I try to edit any web shortcut's "Details" section (e.g. Description or Notes values) and try to save my edits. My account is administrator. N.B. this is a problem ...
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Is it possible to have a shortcut to newest subfolder?

Everyday I have a new subfolder inside a Windows 10 directory. I need to manually open the folder, and manually find the newest folder to store a file. There are already hundreds of subfolders. I ...
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Disable shortcut target field

I am using AutoIT to create shortcut to desktop and also will forced to launch as kiosk by adding the parameter at the end of the target field. But how can I disable the target field from editing when ...
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How to open actual folder that is symlinked (with "real" path) on windows 10

I have setup some symlinks on my system using a script. I actually want to use these symlinks like a shortcut so that when I open the symlink in windows explorer it takes me to the real folder, not ...
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Shortcut or symlink within OneDrive

Is it possible on Microsoft OneDrive 2018 to have either a shortcut or a symlink (e.g. made using mklink) to another folder within the same OneDrive sync? Specifically, is this possible: OneDrive ├╴ ...
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Add environment variable as a startup argument (Windows)

Let's say I have a program called myProgram.exe. I create a shortcut and send it to my desktop. Now I right-click shortcut, and go to properties. I add the argument "-ldir %cd%" to the target. The ...
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Create MS Edge-specific URL shortcut

I've created other browser-specific URL shortcuts for various purposes. My current environment requires IE remain the default browser (yup) but some sites don't work with IE, so for those I create ...
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Create shortcut to Windows 10 Start [duplicate]

How can I create file shortcut (.lnk) to Windows 10 Start? I mean the shortcut which opens that popup window which appears after click to START button on a keyboard.
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Create shortcut to Windows 10 Calendar

How can I create file shortcut (.lnk) to Windows 10 Calendar? I mean the popup window which opens after click to time in right corner of Windows 10 taskbar. (There is time and calendar of actual ...
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Cross-platform shortcut to executable file, both archived

I have a directory (which is later archived) in which a shortcut to an executable file (.exe), which itself is a few directories deeper. The first problem encountered is ".lnk" shortcuts require exact ...
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Skype for Windows automatic upgrade keeps recreating desktop shortcut icon

I use Skype on Windows 10. Skype frequently automatically installs updated versions of itself. Whenever it does such an update, it recreates a shortcut (icon) for Skype on the desktop. How do I ...
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Chrome Drag&Drop URL from address bar to desktop creates a file shortcut but is missing the website icon

Chrome's file shortcuts that it creates is missing the icon from the website. I've used internet explorer and if I drag-and-drop from the address bar to the desktop, it creates a file shortcut with ...
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