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Windows 7: Bulk repair of file shortcuts in Windows Explorer

13 Dec 2013   #1

Windows 7 64-bit
Bulk repair of file shortcuts in Windows Explorer

I've a fair number of ebooks on my PC and, to help keep track of series, I have a folder containing sub-folders, one for each series, which contain the shortcuts for the series. The ebook files themselves are contained in folders elsewhere.

For various reasons I've had to rename the folders containing the ebooks. This means, of course, that all my shortcuts have stopped working. Redoing all the shortcuts individually would be a real hassle, so, is there any way of doing a bulk correction of the shortcuts.

By the way, I'm aware of using Calibre for listing series; in fact I do so. The problem with this is that, after a certain number of series, they are sorted into alphabetical groups so that it's not possible to simply scroll through the names of all the series.

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13 Dec 2013   #2

Windows 10 Pro X64

I can't think of anything, since it's not a rename you are looking for. You need to open the properties for each link and change the target.

Google yields some possibilities though: windows shortcut checker
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13 Dec 2013   #3
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Renaming the folders was not such a good idea. Why did you not make other shortcuts to the folders and renamed those.
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13 Dec 2013   #4

7 home premium 64 bit

Here is an idea.

Highlight all folders with the mouse so they are all selected. Right click and choose create shortcut.
It will create a shortcut off all things highlighted

Hope that works

Edit: That would only create shortcuts of all sub folders. If you want to create a shortcut for all the files in each sub folder than i don't know what to do. I will keep looking though.
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