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Windows 7: How to stop appending 'shortcut'

27 Oct 2009   #11

Vista Ultimate 64bit

Y'all - Thanks you for the help, and Brink for the eventual solution - Best, IM

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27 Oct 2009   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64

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Windows 7 Professional 64bit -Purchased

I tried a registry hack, no change. This 'feature' has been irritating me for YEARS in the different OS's, and I don't understand the insistence to not provide and option to stop it? Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Windows 7. You'll make my day with a solution - Thanks, IM
Dont know if you have seen this but Keep Vista from Adding "Shortcut" to Shortcuts - Solutions by PC Magazine

Good luck

Looks like you were a little late to the party Ken

I actually derived the solution from that link...except I forgot to search here...
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27 Oct 2009   #13

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're welcome.
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27 Oct 2009   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)

Just a trivial note for some who may not remember it, and this does not apply to the user's situation...

In Windows 95/98/Me, to stop the "Shortcut to..." from being added, you could create a shortcut 5 times and edit out the "Shortcut to..." phrase by hand. From the sixth time on, Windows would no longer add it. I wonder if this still works?
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