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Windows 7: Create shortcuts without " - shortcut"

18 Sep 2010   #1
Scratchy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Create shortcuts without " - shortcut"

When I make a shortcut I choose copy and then paste shortcut.

The name of the shortcut get the text - shortcut in the end. I just want the name of the file because I see on the icon that it is a shortcut.

Is there any settings to change this?

It's not a huge problem but I create a lots of shortcuts and I get sick of changing filenames :)


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18 Sep 2010   #2
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hi Scratchy, and welcome to SevenForums.

The process is quite simple:

Shortcut Extension - Remove or Restore

1. Open the Registry Editor. Click the Start button, type regedit, and press Enter.

2. If a User Account Control dialog box appears, click "Yes".

3. Navigate to the following key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer

4. Double-click the name "link", changing its value to 00 00 00 00.
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18 Sep 2010   #3
Scratchy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks, I'm happy to be here :)
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18 Sep 2010   #4
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

No problem.

@Brink: Thanks, I was looking for that, but in the end wrote the steps myself xD
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18 Sep 2010   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gornot View Post
@Brink: Thanks, I was looking for that, but in the end wrote the steps myself xD
Always happy to lend a helping hand. :)
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30 Jul 2012   #6
LittlestMac

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Good job! I was having problems because I was always running Regedit.exe in admin. mode. I needed to run it as my reduced-user mode (which I normally use.)

Thanks again!
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24 Oct 2017   #7
JimHarmon

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Always happy to lend a helping hand. :)
Brink,
Thanks for all the help you provide with your tuts and posts!
FYI:
The following is NOT in the Windows 10
"How to Turn On or Off 'Shortcut' Name Extension for New Shortcuts in Windows 10" tutorial.

6. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply.

psjimm
"No one can help everyone but everyone can help someone."
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24 Oct 2017   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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24 Oct 2017   #9
JimHarmon

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Thanks, Brink...
This is from the WinTen Tut
6. You will now notice your screen flicker as explorer is restarted
Turn On or Off Shortcut Name Extension in Windows 10 Customization Tutorials

This is from the SevenForums Tut:
6. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply.

My message might have gotten truncated, leaving off the latter .6




psjimm
"No one can help everyone but everyone can help someone."
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24 Oct 2017   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

In Windows 10 you do not need to sign out/in to apply. A simple restart of the explorer process is all that is needed. The downloadable .bat file does all this for you.
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