Sunday, December 12, 2004 - disable "shortcut to" prefix without external programs - disable "shortcut to" prefix without external programs
This tweak stops windows creating the annoying "shotcut to" prefix when creating shortcuts to the desktop via either dragging/dropping or right clicking and selecting send to . This means that you do not need to rename all those shortcuts on your desktop . Here's how -

Start Registry Editor.

Locate the following registry key:

Modify the data value of the Link value to be 00 00 00 00.

NOTE : For Windows 95, the Link value does not exist by default. Create the Link value as a Binary value, with a data value of 00 00 00 00.

One of the greatest of all windows annoyances. I found this using AskJeeves, it often works where Google gets lost in noise.

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