Windows 10: A shortcut to the shortcut wizard

  1.    06 Feb 2018 #1

    A shortcut to the shortcut wizard


    Hi y'all !

    I think we all know how to create a shortcut ?
    (Right click > New > Shortcut > Create Shortcut (wizard)

    But is there anyone out there who knows how to create a desktop shortcut to the Create shortcut (wizard) ?

    Amongst all the wonderful pages on this site about Shell cmds, CLSIDs etc, surely there must be someone somewhere who can help ?

    PLEASE !!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks
    altikaka
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  2. Posts : 975
    Windows 10 Professional
       07 Feb 2018 #2

    I don't know how to, but I'll pitch in to maybe see if someone knows a command line for opening this window:

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    Maybe it could have something similar to this in the URL string: "ms-settings:"?
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  4. Posts : 782
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       07 Feb 2018 #4

    I don't know either but you could create a VBS file to put on your desktop that would do the same job.

    ShortcutCreator[lnk].vbs

    Code:
    set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell") strShortcutPathName = InputBox("Enter the full path and name of the shortcut [excluding its file extension]") set TheLink = WshShell.CreateShortcut(strShortcutPathName & ".lnk") strTargetPathName = InputBox("Enter the full path and name of the shortcut's target") TheLink.TargetPath = WSHShell.ExpandEnvironmentStrings(strTargetPathName) TheLink.Save

    Where you see lnk, you could change that to url to make a url shortcut creator instead.

    Denis
    Last edited by Try3; 07 Feb 2018 at 06:20.
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  5. Posts : 782
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       07 Feb 2018 #5

    Or you could create a VBS file to put on your desktop that would do the same job and that could create either lnk or url shortcuts as you see fit on each use.

    ShortcutCreator.vbs

    Code:
    set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    ShortcutType = MsgBox("Do you  want to create a link to a file or folder [an lnk file]?  If you want to create an internet link [a url file] select No.",3,"Select which type of link you want")
    If ShortcutType = 2 Then WScript.Quit
    If ShortcutType = 6 Then strShortcutExt = ".lnk"
    If ShortcutType = 7 Then strShortcutExt = ".url"
    strShortcutPathName = InputBox("Enter the full path and name of the shortcut [excluding its file extension]") 
    If strShortcutPathName = "" Then WScript.Quit
    set TheLink = WshShell.CreateShortcut(strShortcutPathName & strShortcutExt)
    strTargetPathName = InputBox("Enter the full path and name of the shortcut's target") 
    If strTargetPathName = "" Then WScript.Quit
    TheLink.TargetPath = WSHShell.ExpandEnvironmentStrings(strTargetPathName)
    TheLink.Save

    Denis
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  6.    07 Feb 2018 #6

    Unfortunately there is no data I can find that gives me a filename, path or any other parameter that I can work with to find the shortcut wizard.
    "Create Shortcut" yields no results using various search tools and I am out of options.
    Hence the plea from the 'heart' !
    altikaka
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