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1answer
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Change shortcut arguments via script

We have a program here that requires every user to have a shortcut on their desktop that points to an ini file. Each file is unique to the user. Recently, we've done a new install of the application ...
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1answer
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Windows Internet shortcut with embedded username:password [closed]

URLs of form http://username:password@example.com:80/ work fine in the address bar of any browser I tried, yet when I create a shortcut in Windows and try to launch it, it says it cannot find the ...
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3answers
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Can I make windows treat Shortcuts to Folders the same it would a Folder?

I'm moving some folders to an external storage drive and replacing them with a Shortcut, however the shortcut is listed in with the Files, not the Folders. It also doesn't show up in the folder Tree ...
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1answer
557 views

What MIME type should I put for Windows shortcut file (.URL)

If I want to have a Windows shortcut file (foo.URL) to be saved for the users, what MIME type should I assign for it? Default text/plain causes Windows to suggest it to be saved with .txt added as ...
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2answers
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Windows 7: Creating shortcut / short command for commandline [closed]

My Windows Command Line didnt recognize the command openssl. Therefore I downloaded it from here http://deanlee.cn/programming/openssl-for-windows. But now, everytime I want to use this openssl tool, ...
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1answer
510 views

Is there a quick way to create a Windows shortcut to a file without it validating the path?

Trying to create a shortcut for someone else. It needs to point to files on one of their mapped drives. Instead of waiting for them to be available and create the shortcut on their PC, I was hoping to ...
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1answer
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Shorcut to list pending updates in Microsoft Windows

Is it possible to create a shortcut to "View update history"? Or, do you have a script (powershell, vbs, cmd, ...) to list pending updates?
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2answers
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Windows 7 / 2008 / 2003 / XP - How do I make a Desktop Shortcut to Logoff User?

In Windows XP or later, How do I make a Desktop Shortcut to Logoff User?
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How do I stop shortcuts following moved folders on Windows Server

If I move a folder (to temporarily stop people running programs in that folder), the desktop shortcuts they use to access those programs sometimes follow the folder. Is there any way to stop this ...
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Hidden commands on Windows

Everybody has their secrets and Windows has them too.. I've been using these for a while and wanted to share them and I'd like to see some more I don't know yet. To get to the 'Shut Down Windows' ...