Desktop Shortcut
cheztabor
Last Updated April 25, 2001

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You know those annoying shortcuts Microsoft puts on the desktop for Internet Explorer and Microsoft Outlook? They are unusually difficult to change or delete without tweaking the registry. Here's a heavily commented sample .reg file to add Notepad to your desktop.

Install

  1. Download dtnp.reg.zip.

  2. Unzip dtnp.reg.

  3. Double-click dtnp.reg.

Use

Use these desktop shortcuts like any other shortcuts - as links to the target. You'll notice a difference only when you attempt to delete them, rename them, etc. See the source for details.

Download

dtnp.reg.zip (1k)

Changes

April 25, 2001

License

Copyright© 2001 Tim Tabor. All rights reserved. No warrantees extended.

Contact

Please report bugs and feature requests to me.

Enjoy.

Tim Tabor