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Old 05-22-2007
James Matthews
 

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Shortcuts allways breaking!
Everytime i restart my computer my shortcuts don't work anymore! Mainly Word
and Acrobat

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Old 05-22-2007
Richard Urban
 

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Re: Shortcuts allways breaking!
On 3 different machines I have run into the problem where some desktop icons
and start menu icons change to a generic icon and no longer start the
associated program. I was able to fix the problem in all 3 instances by
running Chkdsk c: /f from an elevated command prompt window. You will have
to reboot for the procedure to carry through.

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"James Matthews" <jamesmatt18@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Everytime i restart my computer my shortcuts don't work anymore! Mainly
> Word and Acrobat
>
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Old 05-22-2007
dmex
 

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Re: Shortcuts allways breaking!

User Account Control makes any pre-vista program use virtual registry
and file paths and most programs use a registry setting called a global
unique identifier (GUID) like this
{7D4CF5A9-4E5C-4136-BE4C-842950C9EB4C} to point to specific paths and
because vista moves these settings from its original location they have
trouble finding it...

Theres two ways you should be able to get around this..
Open a folder anywhere, right-click and goto New>shortcut then click
browse and find the program you want it to open, the second way to
create a symlink...that was created on unix and linux with a few other
things new on vista

Let me know how it turns out...cheers


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Old 05-22-2007
James Matthews
 

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Re: Shortcuts allways breaking!
And how do i create a symbolic link in windows vista?

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"dmex" <dmex.2qz4kd@no-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
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>
> User Account Control makes any pre-vista program use virtual registry
> and file paths and most programs use a registry setting called a global
> unique identifier (GUID) like this
> {7D4CF5A9-4E5C-4136-BE4C-842950C9EB4C} to point to specific paths and
> because vista moves these settings from its original location they have
> trouble finding it...
>
> Theres two ways you should be able to get around this..
> Open a folder anywhere, right-click and goto New>shortcut then click
> browse and find the program you want it to open, the second way to
> create a symlink...that was created on unix and linux with a few other
> things new on vista
>
> Let me know how it turns out...cheers
>
>
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> dmex
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Old 05-22-2007
dmex
 

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Re: Shortcuts allways breaking!

Junfengs blog has the commands to use symlinks
'Junfeng Zhang's Windows Programming Notes : Symbolic link in Windows
Vista' (http://blogs.msdn.com/junfeng/archiv...15/576568.aspx)

C:\test>ver
-Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.5365]-
C:\test>mklink
-Creates a symbolic link.-
-MKLINK [[/D] | [/H] | [/J]] Link Target-
- /D Creates a directory symbolic link. Default is a file
symbolic link.
/H Creates a hard link instead of a symbolic link.
/J Creates a Directory Junction.
Link specifies the new symbolic link name.
Target specifies the path (relative or absolute) that the new
link
refers to.-
C:\test>mklink foo c:\Windows\system32\notepad.exe
-symbolic link created for foo <<===>> c:\Windows\system32\notepad.exe-
C:\test>dir
- Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 2211-7428-
- Directory of C:\test-
-04/14/2006 11:24 AM <DIR> .
04/14/2006 11:24 AM <DIR> ..
04/14/2006 11:24 AM <SYMLINK> foo
[c:\Windows\system32\notepad.exe]
1 File(s) 0 bytes-


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