Windows 7 Registry Tweak To Remove ‘- Shortcut’ Text In New Desktop Shortcuts Created

When ever you create a new shortcut in windows 7 you will see the shortcut text in the shortcut name you just created. [ as shown in the image below ]

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In order to configure windows 7 not to add shortcut text in the new shortcuts you create you will need to tweak windows 7 registry little bit.

Here is how you do it.

1. Open Windows 7 start menu and search regedit

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2. select regedit to open registry editing and navigate to the following registry path

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

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Modify the value of the link key from 17 00 00 00 to 00 00 00 00

[ Make sure that explorer is not running while you make this change in the registry key, so end explorer task with task manager first before making this change in registry ]

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Know when you create any new shortcut in windows 7 after making this registry change there will be no shortcut text appended in the shortcut name. :)

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Comments

  1. madness says

    there is no link under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

    every site has this hack but no one mentions that LINK is not under this entry!

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