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Windows 7: Looking for something that does this (inside)

24 Nov 2009   #1
streetwolf

Windows 7 x64 RTM Retail
 
 
Looking for something that does this (inside)

Hey guys...

I am looking for some means to automatically create shortcuts to every .exe (it would be a plus to be able to choose the extension) that exists in a folder and it's subfolders. Placing all of them in a folder of my choosing would be nice.

Thanks.


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24 Nov 2009   #2
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

You can select all .exe files in a directory,. and choose Send To > Desktop as shortcut.

Probably not what you;re looking for

I'd love to find one of those programs. i have 3 directories of stand alone applications that I have ti create each on individually.
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24 Nov 2009   #3
streetwolf

Windows 7 x64 RTM Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianng View Post
we can create a software to do it for you lol
Go for it.
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24 Nov 2009   #4
streetwolf

Windows 7 x64 RTM Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
You can select all .exe files in a directory,. and choose Send To > Desktop as shortcut.

Probably not what you;re looking for

I'd love to find one of those programs. i have 3 directories of stand alone applications that I have ti create each on individually.
It would be way to much work to go through every subfolder in my case.
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24 Nov 2009   #5
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Are these all stand alone executables?
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24 Nov 2009   #6
streetwolf

Windows 7 x64 RTM Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
Are these all stand alone executables?
Yep. The folder structure is something like:

Main_Folder
Sub_Folder1 (contains exe)
.
.
.
Sub_Folder99 (contains exe)
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24 Nov 2009   #7
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

No offense, but why would you setup a directory structure like that?
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24 Nov 2009   #8
streetwolf

Windows 7 x64 RTM Retail
 
 

I have a Folder called Utilities. Under this I have sub-folders that contain different utilities. There are also other files in each sub folder besides the exe. Many have the same name like readme.txt. So I can't put them all in one folder.

Now I'd like to point to Utilities and tell the program or whatever to find all the exe's, create shortcuts to them, and place them in another folder.

This way I can execute all these programs from one folder which I use with a Program Launcher. This Launcher is the main reason I want to do this. A menu of all these shortcuts will be produced by the launcher.
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24 Nov 2009   #9
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

I just click once o the name of the executable until it's highlighted and choose copy. then i click in the readme.txt, highlight it and choose paste.

Now you can have them all in the same directory.

I do this with all my Nirsoft utilities.

BTW,. do you really read those readme.txt files?
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24 Nov 2009   #10
streetwolf

Windows 7 x64 RTM Retail
 
 

Just had a brainstorm. I did this

Windows Search for *.EXE in the top directory. When done, press Control+A (select all), then right click Send to Desktop as Shortcut. Then moved all the shortcuts to a new folder.
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