Windows 10: Turn On or Off Shortcut Name Extension in Windows 10  

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  1.    08 Sep 2015 #10

    thank you buddy^^
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  2.    17 Nov 2015 #11

    Hey all,

    This no longer seems to work in the latest version of Windows 10; Windows 10 Home, Version: 1511, OS Build: 10586.3
    I'm not entirely sure why but I've tried changing the link key value to something other than 00 00 00, restarting windows explorer and then changing the value back, and restarting windows explorer once again and in all cases it still adds the - Shortcut extension text I have also noticed, upon restarting my PC the registry key value is reset to default, I've never known this to happen before... Am I doing something wrong? Because I haven't encountered these issues before this November update.

    Regards
    Wh0pper28
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  3. Posts : 20,755
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
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       17 Nov 2015 #12

    Hello Wh0pper28,

    I've updated the .bat files. Please download the new versions, and try again.
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  4.    17 Nov 2015 #13

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Wh0pper28,

    I've updated the .bat files. Please download the new versions, and try again.
    Thanks a bunch, as of now it seems to be working. I will try a restart and see whether the registry key value sticks and report back with my results

    UPDATE: I have just restarted my PC and created a new desktop shortcut, and the registry key value has stuck. That new .bat file works perfectly, thanks Brink much appreciated

    Regards
    Wh0pper28
    Last edited by wh0pper28; 17 Nov 2015 at 17:07. Reason: UPDATE:
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  5. Posts : 20,755
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
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       17 Nov 2015 #14

    You're most welcome Wh0pper28. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.
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    Windows 70 Enterprise
       16 Jan 2016 #15

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    Hello, yours script show for some views black squares in desktop. Do you have any idea how fix it? Thank you.
    PS: I dont want only scrolling view.
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  7. Posts : 20,755
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
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       16 Jan 2016 #16

    Hello mirror7, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    This tutorial can't cause an issue with the shortcut arrow overlay. Did you change the shortcut arrow overlay icon below instead of removing the shortcut name extension?

    Shortcut Arrow Icon - Change, Remove, or Restore in Windows 10
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  8.    31 Mar 2016 #17

    Hmm. The bat file worked, but when I looked in Regedit to manually make the adjustments, I couldn't find this part of the instructions: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\NamingTemplates
    Delete ShortcutNameTemplate string value

    There is a subkey under Explorer that has to do with new shortcut handlers, but that wasn't deleted or adjusted after running the bat file. Oh well, the bat file worked. Good enough for me! Thanks much!
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  9. Posts : 20,755
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
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       31 Mar 2016 #18

    I'm glad it was able to help Starkman.
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  10. Posts : 8
    Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit
       04 Sep 2016 #19

    Interesting, executing the "turning off bat file" didn't work for me on Windows Ten Pro. Thought it might need reboot, still no success. It did delete the ShortcutNameTemplate string value, but the binary data for link is 1c "00 00 00", not "00 00 00 00".
    Edit: Decided to change it manually, reboot and it works fine. That brings an additional question. I never leave the ".exe" in the name either. Is there a way to remove that?

    Odd the .bat file did that.

    As always (at least previously in Windows 7 forum, recently reading here) I appreciate all of the help in these tutorials.
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