how do i get rid of "shortcut to" ?

freightgod

Confused and Bewildered
#1
Tried to boot up this morning and XP said it was missing a file, wouldn't boot...suspect a virus ? i guess although i was wearing protection, i thought...anyway, here i am 12 hours later back here....needed a clean install anyway :)

but i forget how to get rid of that damn "shortcut to" when creating shortcuts....it's not in tweak ui....help! jog my memory please!!!

thanks...off to windows update for a few hours!

btw anyway to save the windows update files somewhere for next time i'm stuck like this? and yes, i think i will create an image of my disk when i've got it tuned so this won't take so long next time :)
 

freightgod

Confused and Bewildered
#2
bump

i thought this would be an easy one...

actually, i'm sure it's easily accessable...just can't find where to make the change
 
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HSChronic

Guest
#6
the TweakUI XP version has this too. Along with making the arrow a light regular or custom arrow.
 
C

Callahan

Guest
#7
Originally posted by freightgod
no, the words "shortcut to" actually prefixed to the shortcut name
Umm maybe I'm missing something (I'm new here:) ) but can't you just slow double click the shortcut and rename each one?
 

freightgod

Confused and Bewildered
#8
Thank you, HSChronic. I thought it was there last night and of course after a good night's sleep I checked again and .... there it was. For the rest of ya, see screenshot. sheesh, rename each shortcut individually? what didja think tweaks were for? :)
 
#9
Ok it was driving me crazy and I am resurrecting this thread to say that adding this value to your registry will make that "Shortcut to" stuff go away, without having to download any app like TweakUI or whatever.

I prefer to make my own humongous registry file that has all my tweaks built-in.

I'm on a regedit rampage today...

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
"link"=hex:00,00,00,00
 

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