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Windows 7: How Do I Auto Create Desktop Shortcuts with Attributes on Startup

25 Nov 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
How Do I Auto Create Desktop Shortcuts with Attributes on Startup


We have a program called FREEPOS which runs from our main office PC. The program requires a mapped drive with S: as the drive letter to run from. The desktop shortcuts to start the program also use attributes to customize the process.

example. WINSPOOL.EXE (in S: drive) has a desktop shortcut with the following target:

Here's the issue, Whenever our main PC restarts be it by power failure or manual restart, we need to re-create these desktop shortcuts or the program starts incorrectly (support persons for the program state it can be done no other way)

So is it possible to have these shortcuts created automatically on startup?


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25 Nov 2014   #2

Windows 10 Pro X64

What about having the shortcut use UNC name rather than a drive letter.

For instance, if the name of the main PC is MainPC, then the shortcut would look like this:

My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Nov 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

The shortcut must start from S: Drive, this cant be changed according to the software developers.
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