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Windows 7: Looking to create shortcut automatically for all files added to folder


23 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Looking to create shortcut automatically for all files added to folder

Hello,
I am looking to setup a system (through windows or 3rd party software) that automatically creates a shortcut, in a specified folder, every time a new file/folder is added to a specific folder or sets of folders.

For example consider the download folder for a Torrent application. All torrents downloaded go into this folder. Since the files cannot be moved around without having to reload them in order to get them to seed, organization of this folder becomes tough. However if all files downloaded (technically it would be all files placed) into this folder were automatically sent to a different folder as a shortcut, this would make the organization far easier.

Any suggestions? THANKS!


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24 Nov 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

Combo solution.
http://www.brutaldev.com/page/Directory-Monitor.aspx
NirCmd - Windows command line tool

Setup Directory Monitor to monitor particular folder and execute THE SCRIPT(see code below). Directory Monitor has to run as administrator in order to start the script as adminustrator.

Setup NirCmd in a specific folder. In that folder place the bat script:
Code:
%~dp0nircmd.exe shortcut "%~1" "C:\targetFOLDER\" "%~n1"
Here is how this should work:
Direcory Monitor monitors Inpunt folder, sees the new file, passes it's name to the script, script starts NirCmd, which creates a file shortcut in targetFolder.

That is the only solution I can think of at the moment.
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24 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Worked like a charm... thank you!
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