Saving a line command as an icon?


  1. Posts : 30
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    Saving a line command as an icon?


    I want to create an icon on the desktop to launch a program with an included command line switch, starting in a given directory:

    Execute:
    c:\thisprog\xxx\bin\thisprog.exe -x -y

    from directory:
    c:\thisprog\xxx

    It seemed that in prior versions of Windows there was a fairly easy way to do this -- i.e. make a shortcut for the executable, then edit the shortcut's properties to insert the command-line switches and the directory to launch it from. However, I'm trying to do this under a new install of Windows 10 Pro, and I'm not finding options like this under Properties after I create the shortcut. Is there a (different) way to do this?
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  2. Posts : 42,943
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #2

    Hi, for example this shortcut opens explorer showing the desktop folder:
    Saving a line command as an icon?-1.png

    Saving a line command as an icon?-2.png

    Everything is in the Target field in the first screenshot and can be modified.
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  3. Posts : 30
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks. For some weird reason, I wasn't seeing that Shortcut tab after I created the shortcut initially. When I try it again now, though, it's there and easy to edit. Sorry for a question with an obvious answer!
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  4. Posts : 42,943
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #4

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