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Windows 7: Auto corrected Shortcuts paths/Backward Compatibility with resource

28 Jan 2013   #1
himanshu035

window home 32 & 64 bit
 
 
Auto corrected Shortcuts paths/Backward Compatibility with resource

Say i changed the location of a Folder, whose short cut was there on my desktop.Is there any way the shortcut is auto Updated?


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29 Jan 2013   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by himanshu035 View Post
Say i changed the location of a Folder, whose short cut was there on my desktop.Is there any way the shortcut is auto Updated?
yes, there is a way.
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29 Jan 2013   #3
himanshu035

window home 32 & 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by himanshu035 View Post
Say i changed the location of a Folder, whose short cut was there on my desktop.Is there any way the shortcut is auto Updated?
yes, there is a way.
Please Guide how to do So?
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29 Jan 2013   #4
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

W7 automatically corrects some shortcuts if the path has changed when you open the shortcut. See if this works for you - open each shortcut.
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29 Jan 2013   #5
himanshu035

window home 32 & 64 bit
 
 

Yes..!! it works for most, but for complex ones , specially in the case where my system was formatted (drive letters were changed), and when i copied back my old data from my external Hard drive, few times it failed.
So i was thinking is there any external tool or Cmd batch way to modify , trace such invalid shortcut and correct them.?
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29 Jan 2013   #6
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

I don't know of a tool that can do what you are describing - but you could write your own tool using a scripting language like AutoIt3 or AutoHotKey. It would probably be quicker to correct them manually.
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