Windows 10: Target for a folder full of links will be moved

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    Windows 10 Pro X64 17134.191
       04 Jun 2016 #1

    Target for a folder full of links will be moved

    I have a folder that contains links to programs that reside in various other folders, called SysTools. I like to have the links for tools I use for various things in one place.

    I'm copying the SysTools folder to my Laptop and need to change all the Target drives from D:\..... to C:\.....
    Anyone know of a program that can do this in bulk or the Powershell command that could do this?

    If there were only a few I'd do it manually but there are over 70 so some automation would be nice.
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  2. Ztruker's Avatar
    Posts : 6,414
    Windows 10 Pro X64 17134.191
    Thread Starter
       04 Jun 2016 #2

    I found some of what I need.

    $shell = New-Object -COM WScript.Shell
    $targetPath = $shell.CreateShortcut($FullLinkPath).TargetPath
    This gets me the existing Target path when I give it the fully qualified path to the link.

    I think this will replace D:\ with C:\

    $newtargetpath = "$targetpath" -replace 'D:\' C:\'
    Now how do I update the Target path in the original link?

    Would something like

    $shell.TargetPath = $newtargetpath
    do the trick?
      My ComputersSystem Spec


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