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Windows 7: How to make a shortcut from a usb drive to a windows livePE

08 Jul 2013   #1
redfang337

Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" x32
 
 
How to make a shortcut from a usb drive to a windows livePE

I've decided to make a LivePE, but cant figure out how to run some portable apps thru a shortcut on the livePE desktop, if i could do that, i could just run the apps from the desktop, besides having to actually go into the usb and select the program, since the drive letter always changes, i cannot make a shortcut inside the PE, is there any way to do this?


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08 Jul 2013   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Use \ which means root of the current drive, which in your case would be the flash drive you are booted from.

If you had a program in Tools\Subfolder\anytool.exe, then address it as \Tools\Subfolder\anytool.exe.
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08 Jul 2013   #3
redfang337

Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" x32
 
 

yes, but once in the livePE, you're not actually on the same drive as you're flash drive, you're on a drive mounted to you're memory, i'm looking for a way to make a shortcut to the usb on the livePE desktop that will work on any computer... but, unfortunately with no luck
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08 Jul 2013   #4
redfang337

Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" x32
 
 

even you're usb drive letter changes, the only way i can think of is to apply a permenent letter to the drive, but then i would have to do that extra bit of work for every usb i use.
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09 Jul 2013   #5
redfang337

Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" x32
 
 

any ideas?
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09 Jul 2013   #6
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

From livePE, enter the command set to see all Environment variables and their values. Perhaps one of them will give you what you need?
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10 Jul 2013   #7
redfang337

Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" x32
 
 

nope, no luck on that either, i just made a new livepe because that one was having many problems with permissions, but still, no luck, really not that imporntant, all well, what can you do...
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10 Jul 2013   #8
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

What does set return or doesn't it work?
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16 Jul 2013   #9
redfang337

Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" x32
 
 

sorry, been away and only glancing over here every now and then, i don't need this anymore, but thanks for trying to help, i figured out a way around it. Solved.
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16 Jul 2013   #10
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

And the solution is?????
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