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mass change shortcut target drive

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Don, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. Don

    Don Flightless Bird

    Hello, I have around 300+ shortcuts that need to have drive letters
    changed from c,d,e,f,g, etc to c,d,e,r,g etc.

    When I move drives around the shortcuts don't change so i have been
    doing it manually but i am tried of doing it that way.

    Is there some way to automate this all the shortcuts are in a shortcuts
    folder on my desktop.
     
  2. Shenan Stanley

    Shenan Stanley Flightless Bird

    Don wrote:
    > Hello, I have around 300+ shortcuts that need to have drive letters
    > changed from c,d,e,f,g, etc to c,d,e,r,g etc.
    >
    > When I move drives around the shortcuts don't change so i have been
    > doing it manually but i am tried of doing it that way.
    >
    > Is there some way to automate this all the shortcuts are in a
    > shortcuts folder on my desktop.


    A little more detail might assist - such as why you need 300+ shortcuts to
    drives that you move around/why you move drives around enough for this to be
    a concern/etc...

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    Shenan Stanley
    MS-MVP
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  3. Don

    Don Flightless Bird

    On 2/3/2010 8:55 PM, Don wrote:
    > Hello, I have around 300+ shortcuts that need to have drive letters
    > changed from c,d,e,f,g, etc to c,d,e,r,g etc.
    >
    > When I move drives around the shortcuts don't change so i have been
    > doing it manually but i am tried of doing it that way.
    >
    > Is there some way to automate this all the shortcuts are in a shortcuts
    > folder on my desktop.


    well i have different operating systems that get installed at different
    points that on a few machines the drive letters will never match up. SO
    when i have to work on the machine an i need to axcess the shortcut i
    manually change them from t:/test access\file1.doc to k:/test
    access\file1.doc

    some of the machines have drive letters in use all the way up to y: from
    card readers, hard drives and drive mappings, so i cannot standardize
    the shortcuts.
     
  4. HeyBub

    HeyBub Flightless Bird

    Don wrote:
    > Hello, I have around 300+ shortcuts that need to have drive letters
    > changed from c,d,e,f,g, etc to c,d,e,r,g etc.
    >
    > When I move drives around the shortcuts don't change so i have been
    > doing it manually but i am tried of doing it that way.
    >
    > Is there some way to automate this all the shortcuts are in a
    > shortcuts folder on my desktop.


    Assign a share name then use the URL in the shortcut.
     
  5. Paul Randall

    Paul Randall Flightless Bird

    VBScript, a Windows freebee, is a simple scripting language with easy access
    to change the target string of shortcuts.
    microsoft.public.scripting.vbscript is a good newsgroup to search for sample
    scripts relating to shortcuts and to get help with VBScripts.

    -Paul Randall

    "Don" <donald7.44@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:umWLr3UpKHA.1552@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > Hello, I have around 300+ shortcuts that need to have drive letters
    > changed from c,d,e,f,g, etc to c,d,e,r,g etc.
    >
    > When I move drives around the shortcuts don't change so i have been doing
    > it manually but i am tried of doing it that way.
    >
    > Is there some way to automate this all the shortcuts are in a shortcuts
    > folder on my desktop.
     

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