Fixing confused shortcuts

Use this tip to save time by copying shortcuts using Shortcut.exe.

You may notice that if you copy a shortcut from one machine and paste it to another, the shortcut will resolve to:
machinenamec$somedir
executable.exe
instead of the proper path on your machine. Copying shortcuts can be a big time-saver in large companies.
The easiest way to fix it is to use Shortcut.exe from the NT Resource Kit + Supplement One. If you don't have the resource kit readily available, the following registry change will disable link tracking for all shortcuts:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoft
WindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesExplorer]
"LinkResolveIgnoreLinkInfo"=dword:00000001.

This was first published in April 2001

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