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Can changing the name of a library affect the files it points to?


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#1 RknRusty

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 05:13 PM

I wouldn't have thought changing the name of one of my custom libraries could affect the files it points to, but I had a problem today. After changing the name I lost the icon for an exe file. When I clicked on it's taskbar shortcut it could not find it. I clicked on the file and it ran fine. After that, the shortcut works, but the icon on the file is still gone. The icon on the taskbar is still there.

It's not really a problem, just a head scratcher. Anyone have any thoughts on it?

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 09:30 AM

Hi,

So I tried this today and did find a small problem - not sure if it's quite the same as yours.

When I created a shortcut to a (.exe) file in a custom library, the shortcut path was Libraries\OldName. So if I then put this shortcut onto my taskbar (desktop, etc) and changed the name of the library, the shortcut still pointed to Libraries\OldName rather than Libraries\NewName.

Strange! I'd have thought that really the shortcut should have been created the actual location of the file rather than a place in a library. Perhaps this explains your problem too?

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 11:22 AM

Strange! I'd have thought that really the shortcut should have been created the actual location of the file rather than a place in a library. Perhaps this explains your problem too?

Casey


My thoughts exactly. I'll play around with it when I get time.

Thanks for the reply.




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