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Windows 7: Multiple icon change in .lnk Shortcut

31 Mar 2013   #1
gbuico

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Multiple icon change in .lnk Shortcut

I probably have a silly problem, but I can't find a way out after hours of google.
I have a folder with pictures. I moved some of them to a different folder and replaced them with a shortcut to the new location.
The newly created shortcut works perfectly but its icon is the icon of the refered picture with the small "shortcut arrow" overimposed.
This is not ok for my scope and I want to replace this icon with a generic fixed one i.e. "stop signal".
This can be easily done with a right click on the Shortcut, then Properties, Change Icon, etc.
Unfortunately this needs to be repeated for each and every Shortcut I have to change, because if I do a multiple selection before the right click the Change Icon dialog is not available.
Is there a way, a command, a program, whatever, that I can use to do the icon change in many Shortcuts at once?
Thanks for reading till here


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05 Apr 2013   #2
gbuico

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, by now I learned that the problem was not silly and the answer hard to find, but I made it.
The solution is to create the shortcut with a freeware called xxmklink downloadable here Creating a Shortcut from the command line (batch file)
It's a command line program and, among its parameter, it also allows to specify the desired icon.
Hope this feedback will help someone else.
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