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Windows 7: Change default action of a desktop shortcut

14 May 2017   #1
ethereal9

Windows 7
 
 
Change default action of a desktop shortcut

Hello there.

I have a shortcut on my desktop which when double clicked OPENS the target which i don't want.

I have to right click and then select CONNECT which is what i want.

How to i change the default action of this shortcut, when i double click, from OPEN to CONNECT ?

Thank You


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14 May 2017   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Can you explain what does the shortcut do (what program it opens)?
Right click - properties and copy the target code. Paste it here.
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14 May 2017   #3
ethereal9

Windows 7
 
 

"C:\Users\Ethereal\Desktop\FreeNAS SSH.tlp"
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14 May 2017   #4
maxnoston09

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Hello. I probably am mistaken here because I am a newbie but what you want is to connect to a server. So you need a FTP client like cuteftp or something similar. When you install the client you can create a shortcut and connect to your server. You also have the option to create a password. So, when you click on the shortcut it will ask for the password and you can connect after the authentication. I hope this helps.
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14 May 2017   #5
ethereal9

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxnoston09 View Post
Hello. I probably am mistaken here because I am a newbie but what you want is to connect to a server. So you need a FTP client like cuteftp or something similar. When you install the client you can create a shortcut and connect to your server. You also have the option to create a password. So, when you click on the shortcut it will ask for the password and you can connect after the authentication. I hope this helps.
if you read the original post - everything is working as intended. but i want the shortcut to CONNECT not OPEN when double clicked. this should be possible because if i right click the shortcut the first option is open and connect is underneath. i may need to edit the registry but a google search doesn't show up specifically what i need.
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16 May 2017   #6
ethereal9

Windows 7
 
 

If anybody else has similar problem here was the solution.

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Bitvise.SSH.Client.Tunnelier.7.31.Profile

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Bitvise.SSH.Client7.31.Profile

- Each of these keys has a sub-key called "Shell". This sub-key has a default value that is "Open". Change it to "Connect".
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