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Windows 7: How to get rid of "SHORTCUT" on a shortcut

30 Jun 2014   #1
ruggb

windows 7
 
 
How to get rid of "SHORTCUT" on a shortcut

I found the 2010 solution and tried it. It worked ONCE. Then stopped working.
When I chg it manually then go back in, the first number is a DIFFERENT number.
It seems to be incrementing.
I just chg it, test it, doesn't work, go back to reg and it is gone from 1b to 1c to 1d.
Why is it incrementing?
Is there another way to stop this shortcut thing?

W7 ultimate x64


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30 Jun 2014   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Ruggb,

Check to see if this may be able to help.

Shortcut Extension - Remove or Restore
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01 Jul 2014   #3
ruggb

windows 7
 
 

that is what was posted 4 yrs ago. as i said, i tried it and it worked once now it is doing strange things.
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01 Jul 2014   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

The tutorial was posted in 2008, so I was just double checking to see if the 2010 one you mentioned was the same or not.

Do you have any 3rd party utility program installed that may have a setting for this and overriding it?

In addition, double check the registry location below to see if it's set to 00 00 00 00 as well.

HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-your account's GUID number\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

Substitute the part in red for the one for your user account.

For example: S-1-5-21-2398252893-3971982811-3240108950-1001
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02 Jul 2014   #5
ruggb

windows 7
 
 

Brink
I'm sure I did that already, but I tried it once more and it survived a reboot.
Maybe it is fixed this time.
thx.
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02 Jul 2014   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Great news.
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