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Windows 7: How to track shortcuts to a file

22 Jan 2014   #1
Chiliem

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How to track shortcuts to a file

I wish to rename some files - give them more 'efficient', logical names, but I know that in doing so, any shortcuts to the file might give problems.
Is there any way to know if any shortcuts exist to a given file?


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22 Jan 2014   #2
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Chiliem, sorry but the only way to find out which shortcut points to a file that you renamed is to look at the properties of each shortcut.

Rich
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22 Jan 2014   #3
Chiliem

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville View Post
Chiliem, sorry but the only way to find out which shortcut points to a file that you renamed is to look at the properties of each shortcut.

Rich
Too bad. Thanks for the quick reply!

Chiliem
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22 Jan 2014   #4
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Windows had this functionality since Windows 95.

See: Windows Confidential: Tracking Shortcuts

So go ahead, rename and change locations of your files, your shortcuts will continue to work.
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