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Windows 7: How to change the Target type within a desktop shortcut

29 May 2015   #11
JennI1808

windows 7 64bit
 
 

No it does not work. I get an error "Unexpected option ["C:\Users\] found in command line


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29 May 2015   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Just to make sure, what happens when you create a new shortcut to the program's .exe file using an option in the tutorial below?

Shortcut - Create for a File, Folder, Drive, or Program in Windows
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02 Jun 2015   #13
JennI1808

windows 7 64bit
 
 

I can create a working shortcut using the instructions you provided but it does not make the shortcut that I am looking for. From within Xmanager I can create a short cut that takes me directly to the ipaddress that I want to connect to. That is the part that has the wrong Target Type. I am hoping I can some how change the target type to match the first set of pics I has sent.

Thanks again for helping!!!
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02 Jun 2015   #14
JennI1808

windows 7 64bit
 
 

I am wondering if I uninstall the program all together would that remove any associations to that program as well so I can create the correct shortcuts?
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02 Jun 2015   #15
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It should.
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04 Jun 2015   #16
JennI1808

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Hello again,

So I uninstalled xmanager3 and reinstalled it but I get the save results the Target type is still set to XCAS when I need it set to Xstart session. I am guessing this is a registry setting somewhere I am just not that familiar with changing things in the registry.
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04 Jun 2015   #17
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Since this is a shortcut, see if downloading and merging the .reg file for the list .lnk (LNK) option in the tutorial below may help. It restores the default associations for shortcuts.

Default File Type Associations - Restore
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04 Jun 2015   #18
JennI1808

windows 7 64bit
 
 

the file type I think I need is not in the list but I think I am better under standing what it is I need to do just not sure how to do it.

How can I create one of those .reg files that will associate the "Opens with" for Xrcmd for Xmanager 3.0 to have a Target Type of Xstart session?
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04 Jun 2015   #19
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Using "Open with" on the .xrcmd file to choose Xmanager 3.0 as the default program should.

As a test, unassociate .xrcmd files using OPTION THREE below.

File Extension Type - Unassociate

Afterwards, try using "Open with" again using step 3D in the tutorial below to see if it may do so now.

Open With - Change Default Program
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05 Jun 2015   #20
JennI1808

windows 7 64bit
 
 

I was able to unassoicate the .xrcmd but when I try to do the open with I get this error. Hoping it can be fixed


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