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Disable shortcut to prefix
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/27/2005 | Miscellaneous Page 2 | Rating:
Disable shortcut to prefix

This means that you do not need to rename all those shortcuts on your desktop . Here's how -

Start Registry Editor.

Locate the following registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
Modify the data value of the Link value to be 00 00 00 00.

NOTE : For Windows 95, the Link value does not exist by default. Create the Link value as a Binary value, with a data value of 00 00 00 00.

Restart the computer.

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    What is "the Link value" ?? Are we supposed to create a binary value? If so, what is the Value *Name* and what is the Value *Data* I'll probably be able to figure out how to get it to work with trial and error from there... but the article is certainly unclear and ambiguous. Ok, after further Google'ing, I figured out what the author meant. One should add a Binary Value and actually name it "Link" - and set the value as indicated, to "00 00 00 00" The author could have made this a whole lot clearer if it was specifically indicated that "Link" was the *name* of the binary value... as it is, if one doesn't already know this, it sounds like the author is referring to some strange "link value"
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    cause its just what i needed
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    works :)
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    best advice
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It worked. Simply open the regedit to the location shown & there is a value named link (which is how MS labels "shortcuts" then edit it from 19 to 00. If you will be doing this a lot, simply export that value once it is modified and edit all the rest of the values out of that .reg file so you only have what is shown in this article in the .reg file (otherwise you may mess up things for example the user name will be in the export which will need edited out before applying to another user account. So if you understand how to do that then this is an excellent article. Thank you author.
     
  • Comment #6 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    best advice!
     
  • Comment #7 (Posted by drunikakiss)
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    Method 1 : Rename a Shortcut Five Times. 1. Right-click the My Computer icon, and then click Create Shortcut. This places a shortcut named "Shortcut to My Computer" on the desktop. 2. Right-click the shortcut, and then click Rename. 3. Rename the "Shortcut to My Computer" file to "My Computer." 4. Delete the "My Computer" shortcut. 5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 four times. The sixth time you create the shortcut, the "Shortcut to" prefix is not added. NOTE: You do not have to use My Computer to create the shortcut. You can use any file, folder, drive, computer, or printer. To restore the "Shortcut to" prefix, delete the registry key listed in method 3 and then restart the computer. Method 2 : Edit the Registry. WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Use Registry Editor at your own risk (Make a Backup either of the whole Registry, or/and the the folder of the Registry in which you gonna make alterations). 1. Start Registry Editor. 2. Locate the following registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorer 3. Modify the data value of the value to be: 00 00 00 00. NOTE 1: For Windows 95, the value does not exist by default. Create the value as a Binary value, with a data value of: 00 00 00 00. 4. Restart the computer. NOTE 2: To implement this change for all users on a computer with user profiles enabled, modify the Link value in the following registry keys: HKEY_USERS.DefaultSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorer HKEY_USERSusernameSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorer To restore the "Shortcut to" prefix, delete the Link value. PS. I'm posting my comment for 2nd time here, because, when I posted the 1st time, and refreshed the page, I didn't see it. Hope it works the 2nd.
     
  • Comment #8 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    cheers mate - it does exactly what it says on the tin! who hasn't got a clue prior reading the comments - better refrain from fiddling in the reg - sorry - you are simply not clever enough for it!
     
  • Comment #9 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Does not seem to work for XP
     
  • Comment #10 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    bad advice
     
  • Comment #11 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Comment #5 is the useful one. Why edit a system file when you can 'train' XP in this way. Top marks drunikakiss.
     
  • Comment #12 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Comment #7 (Posted by drunikakiss) was the damn best one!
     
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