Removing the "Shortcut to..." Text on Shortcuts

Posted On 2007-07-17 by FortyPoundHead
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Don't like having 'Shortcut to...' appended to every Shortcut? You're not alone. With this tip you can stop Windows for adding this text when creating links.
Open your registry and find the key below.
Create a new BINARY value name 'link', of modify the existing value, to equal '00 00 00 00' to have the Shortcut text disabled.
This tweak can also be applied to the [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer] key, to change all users.
Note: Restart your computer before creating any new shortcuts.

Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
Value Name: link
Data Type: REG_BINARY
Data: (00 00 00 00 = No Shortcut Text)


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