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How Do I Find Shortcuts To Files And Folders That I Created

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#1 markkal123


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Posted 17 September 2008 - 07:59 PM

winxp pro sp3

i have created many shortcuts to different files and folders. is there any way to search for all of these shortcuts?

i know there is a "search by file type" option available in windows explorer, but i don't seem to find an option to search specifically for shortcuts.

thanks in advance,

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#2 Charybdis


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Posted 17 September 2008 - 08:45 PM

shortcuts are system files with the .lnk extension (unless they are linked in the registry as a cls i think) the .LNK isnt visible under normal circumstances but you can still search for them. you just need to make sure you are doing an advanced search for *.lnk with the search hidden files and folders option ticked

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 09:44 PM

I find the small Nirsoft program "Shortcutsman" to be very helpful will all things 'shortcutish:' http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shman.html
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#4 hamluis



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Posted 18 September 2008 - 07:26 AM

As suggested...Start/Search...select all files and folders...type *.lnk (that's an L), click More Advanced Options...put check marks in first 3 boxes near bottom of screen...click Search.


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