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SHORTCUT behavior (Win7)

Discussion in 'Support' started by vefatica, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. vefatica

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    If I use Explorer (drag) to create a shortcut to z:\users\vefatica and invoke that shortcut (with Explorer or TCC) Explorer has the full path in it's location bar and caption (and I can navigate upwards).

    If I create the shortcut with TCC's SHORTCUT then, no matter how I invoke it, the Explorer windows is rooted at "vefatica" (and I cannot navigate upwards).

    I prefer the first behavior above.

    And if I "START z:\users\vefatica" I get an Explorer window rooted at "vefatica" (and I'd rather it were not rooted there).
     
  2. rconn

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    You'll have to redirect your request to Microsoft -- there isn't any method in the COM shell interface to do that.
     
  3. rconn

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    Nothing TCC can do about that either -- it's just passing the directory name and an "open" to ShellExecute, and then it's all up to Explorer.
     
  4. vefatica

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    On Mon, 05 Sep 2011 21:34:02 -0400, rconn <> wrote:

    |---Quote (Originally by vefatica)---
    |If I use Explorer (drag) to create a shortcut to z:\users\vefatica and invoke that shortcut (with Explorer or TCC) Explorer has the full path in it's location bar and caption (and I can navigate upwards).
    |
    |If I create the shortcut with TCC's SHORTCUT then, no matter how I invoke it, the Explorer windows is rooted at "vefatica" (and I cannot navigate upwards).
    |---End Quote---
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    |You'll have to redirect your request to Microsoft -- there isn't any method in the COM shell interface to do that.

    Yeah, I figured that after having a look at IShellLink. I wouldn't be surprised
    if the behavior of the Explorer-made shortcut is an oversight on the part of MS
    (since they have otherwise gone out of their way to make a user's profile
    directory do crazy things). I have asked about this in one of the TechNet
    groups.
     

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