How to Disable auto Shortcut Creation

  1. ricardobohner's Avatar
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    How to Disable auto Shortcut Creation


    Windows is creating shortcuts on my desktop to removable drives. I deleted them several times but it keeps recreating this shortcuts. I looked a bit on google and have seen that some programs are able to create shortcuts to removable drives on your deskop automatically but I never downloaded or installed such programs.

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  2. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    ricardobohner said:
    Windows is creating shortcuts on my desktop to removable drives. I deleted them several times but it keeps recreating this shortcuts. I looked a bit on google and have seen that some programs are able to create shortcuts to removable drives on your deskop automatically but I never downloaded or installed such programs.

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    You have "Hide Protected System Files" unchecked. I see the desktop,ini on your desktop. Go into folder view and check it to hide them.

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  3. ricardobohner's Avatar
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    I disabled to show hidden files protected system files and the shortcuts are still there

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  4. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    ricardobohner said:
    I disabled to show hidden files protected system files and the shortcuts are still there

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    try logging off and back on.
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  5. ricardobohner's Avatar
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    When I log out and back the shortcuts are not there but they quickly appear after a couple of seconds.

    Don`t know if this has something to do with it but they reappear shortly after I get this message:

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  6. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    ricardobohner said:
    When I log out and back the shortcuts are not there but they quickly appear after a couple of seconds.

    Don`t know if this has something to do with it but they reappear shortly after I get this message:

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    That's a new one on me. Never seen that before.
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  7. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    You have Desktop Folder in your OneDrive? Check there to see if those links are there. If so, delete them. They may be coming back from the "Cloud".
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  8. ricardobohner's Avatar
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    I think I figured it out now.

    I right clicked on one of the shortcuts, Proprieties, Shortcut and the "Comment" part there was something interesting:

    "Created by Virtual CD 10"

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    So I went to the Virtual CD settings, "Display of Drives" and unchecked the "Removable media (such as USB flash drives)" option. It looks like the shortcuts are gone for good now.

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    Thanks for the help @f14tomcat
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  9. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    ricardobohner said:
    I think I figured it out now.

    I right clicked on one of the shortcuts, Proprieties, Shortcut and the "Comment" part there was something interesting:

    "Created by Virtual CD 10"

    How to Disable auto Shortcut Creation-screenshot-1-.png

    So I went to the Virtual CD settings, "Display of Drives" and unchecked the "Removable media (such as USB flash drives)" option. It looks like the shortcuts are gone for good now.

    How to Disable auto Shortcut Creation-screenshot-2-.png

    Thanks for the help @f14tomcat
    Hah! A hiding culprit! Glad you got it worked out!
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