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Dec
2009



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windows 7Have you ever tried to create a shortcut for a certain file or folder? I am pretty sure that you are familiar with the annoying shortcut text message, the prefix ” – Shortcut” which is inevitably created by the system and appended next to the file or folder name. Here is a simple hack to remove it for good.

In order to remove and eliminate the shortcut text automatically upon the creating of a shortcut, here is what you have got to do:

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Search Box, type regedit and press Enter.
  3. Locate the following key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer
  4. In the right pane, double click the Link subkey and change the binary value data to 00 00 00 00
  5. Restart the computer for the change to take effect.
  6. Done!



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One Comment to “How to Remove the Shortcut Text from Shortcut Files”

  1. Dennis F Says:

    This isn’t a biggie, but it is useful. You should always include a disclaimer about changing the registry, make a back-up before hand, etc.


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