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Windows 7: Remove name from shortcut?

14 Mar 2010   #1
cclloyd9785

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 
Remove name from shortcut?

I had a program, but forgot what it was, but it could remove the name from any item.

Can i completely remove the name from an item?

Attached is a .zip file with no name with a shortcut with no name, that i had left over from the program.

Can you please tell me how to achieve that?

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15 Mar 2010   #2
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Right Click -> Rename and then keeping [ALT] pressed type 255 on the numeric keypad (not the number row). Release [ALT]. You should have a single space as the file name but it doesn't show.
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15 Mar 2010   #3
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cclloyd9785 View Post
I had a program, but forgot what it was, but it could remove the name from any item.

Can i completely remove the name from an item?

Attached is a .zip file with no name with a shortcut with no name, that i had left over from the program.

Can you please tell me how to achieve that?

Attachment 60818

This is quite easy to achieve through a little old school CMD work.... showing my age now. :P

- Open an elevated command prompt (type CMD into search, right click on it and open as administrator).
- Use the REN command to rename your file (e.g. C:\test>ren c:\test\tim.txt .txt)
This renames the file tim.txt in the C:\test folder to just be .txt.

Out of curiosity, why do you want to do this?
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15 Mar 2010   #4
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gladson1976 View Post
Right Click -> Rename and then keeping [ALT] pressed type 255 on the numeric keypad (not the number row). Release [ALT]. You should have a single space as the file name but it doesn't show.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TimStitt View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cclloyd9785 View Post
I had a program, but forgot what it was, but it could remove the name from any item.

Can i completely remove the name from an item?

Attached is a .zip file with no name with a shortcut with no name, that i had left over from the program.

Can you please tell me how to achieve that?

Attachment 60818

This is quite easy to achieve through a little old school CMD work.... showing my age now. :P

- Open an elevated command prompt (type CMD into search, right click on it and open as administrator).
- Use the REN command to rename your file (e.g. C:\test>ren c:\test\tim.txt .txt)
This renames the file tim.txt in the C:\test folder to just be .txt.

Out of curiosity, why do you want to do this?

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Remember, whichever method you use, you can't have the same filename for more than one file.
You can use
[ALT]+255
[ALT]+255+255
[ALT]+255+255+255
and so on

OR

REN <file name> ".ext"
REN <file name> " .ext"
REN <file name> " .ext"
and so on

for multiple files. Just add spaces or [ALT]+255 for each file
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27 Nov 2011   #5
bishop379

7 home premium 64bit
 
 

it was a whole lot easier for me to just open the shortcut context menu, select the :rename: option and hit the space bar. i now have no text under my desktop shortcuts, if I want to display a name on one, I simply do the same steps and hit backspace and it's back to default name.
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28 Nov 2011   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

Hello Bishop, and welcome to Seven Forums.

When I do what you suggest by hitting the spacebar, it just defaults back to the previous name since nothing was entered for the name.

I find the procedure in the tutorial below to work though.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...hide-show.html
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