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Windows 7: How to change default desktop shortcut path for new installs

28 Mar 2014   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
How to change default desktop shortcut path for new installs


I recently changed the default install path on Windows 7 from C: to D: using regedit. However now all software and games I install have their desktop shortcut defaulted to the old install path on C:\Program Files\ which of course means they don't work and I have to change the shortcut manually.

Now while this isn't a huge problem, I was wondering if there's a key in the registry that I could change to default the shortcut to D: as well. I tried browsing the registry and googling but came up with nothing.


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03 Apr 2014   #2

Windows 7 32 bit

Shortcuts are .lnk files. You could write a little script in AutoIt using this function
Function FileGetShortcut

The scripting language is free and should work on XP and later
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