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Windows 7: How to create Shortcut 'SED' instead of 'SED.exe - Shortcut'?


17 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How to create Shortcut 'SED' instead of 'SED.exe - Shortcut'?

I often have to create Shortcuts to executable code.

I used Shortcut Extension - Remove or Restore to get
Code:
SED.exe
instead of the Windows 7 default
Code:
SED.exe - Shortcut
as name of the newly created shortcut.


But I would prefer to have just 'SED'. Any way to do this automatically?


I think it might matter that I do not hide extensions ['Hide extensions for known files' (Option in Explorer -> Tools -> Folder Options... -> View)].

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17 Feb 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Blacksmith,

This can be done by checking the Hide extensions for known file types box in Folder Options as in the tutorial below.

File Extensions - Hide or Show

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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17 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi Shawn, Thanks for your help. However that is not what I want. ''Hide extensions for known files' is something that would bother me all day if enabled - I need to see the extentions!

What I look for is, a way to suppress the extension just for the shortcuts - the moment they get created. I usually have no problems to know what I deal with, when I use shortcuts.
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17 Feb 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

The only other workaround without hiding known file extensions that I know of is to rename the shortcut as it's created.
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