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Windows 7: How to suppress "Shortcut to ..." when creating a short

22 Mar 2010   #1

win7pro 64bit
How to suppress "Shortcut to ..." when creating a short

Is there a way to tell Win7 NOT to prepend automatically a "shortcut to" when I create a shortcut to an existing file?

This was possible in WinXP. So I guess it is possible in Win7 too.

But how exactly?


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22 Mar 2010   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Peter,

This tutorial can help show you how to not have the "shortcut" extension on the name anymore.

Shortcut Extension - Remove or Restore

Hope this helps,
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