renaming filename shortcuts

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#1 : 03/01-13 18:39
Van Blakeman
Van Blakeman
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I am trying to rename the filename of a large number of shortcuts (filename.jpg.lnk) in a folder, but it looks like it wants to rename the target files instead - which I do not want. What am I missing?


03/01-13 18:39
#2 : 09/01-13 18:32
Kim Jensen
Kim Jensen
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Posts: 800
Reply to #1:
If you use the Add menu and select the lnk file you will experience the behavior you describe. If you instead add the lnk file by drag and drop from Windows Explorer or from the Folders pane you will get the lnk file added instead of the file the lnk file is linking to.


09/01-13 18:32
#3 : 12/01-13 01:22
Van Blakeman
Van Blakeman
Posts: 2
Reply to #2:
Thanks. I should have thought of that. Slow brain day, I guess.

I did discover that years ago in PC Mag's MultiRen, but MultiRen does not have (or I can't find) the ability to Remove the first 4 characters of every filename even though it allowed me to create them in the past by preceding each shortcut name with an incremental "nnn_".

If anybody wants me to explain why I did that in better detail, just say so.

I will now go to make a donation. Again, thanks.


12/01-13 01:22