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Windows 7: Shortcut to non-existing target

13 May 2011   #1

Shortcut to non-existing target

Is there any way to create a shortcut to a non-existing

I create a new shortcut and in the "Target" field I enter
a path to a non-existing target, then when I press 'OK' I get an error.
The target cannot be found (of course).

Is there any way to override this or solve it any other
way. Anyone?

Pls, donīt state the obvious that I need to have an existing
target. That is not relevant information.

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13 May 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)

You need to have an existing target.
Create the target then delete the target after.
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13 May 2011   #3

Win 7 Ult + Starter, XP Pro +Home, 2kAS, Linux Mint 8, SuperOS

You can create a folder, named Alt+255 on the numeric keypad. Then in the right click, customize you can change the icon to a blank from imageres.dll or shell32.dll.

You now have an invisible folder. Create a shortcut to that folder, (just a little blue arrow), then select the folder and use shift delete to delete the folder. You now have a shortcut to nothing, which will take you nowhere.
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