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  • Finding and Creating Shortcuts

    1.
    Many Users have trouble finding the application shortcut after an install. Is there some way to display the application icon in its own Explorer Window?

    2.
    When installing shortcuts on the various Windows platforms, the shortcut may be installed in a folder as follows:

    (Win95 or Win98)
    C:\WINDOWS\START MENU\PROGRAMS\

    (WinNT)
    C:\WINNT\PROFILES\ALL USERS\START MENU\PROGRAMS\

    (Win2000)
    C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\ALL USERS\START MENU\PROGRAMS\

    Q. How does Setup Factory ensure that shortcuts are installed in the correct folder?

    Thank you

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    Re: Finding and Creating Shortcuts

    Hi,
    1) Under SETTINGS -> SHELL OPERATIONS add a new command. Make that new command: Explore folder. Give it the folder to explore, and then go to the ADVANCED tab, and make sure that the "On Shutdown" checkbox is checked. This will make sure that the folder is explored when the Setup shuts down.

    2) There are different built in variable that are used/that you can use in order to figure this out:
    %StartMenu%
    The user's Start menu directory. On Windows NT, this is from the per user profile.

    %StartMenuNT%
    The user's Start menu directory. On Windows NT, this is from the All Users profile.

    %StartMenuPrograms%
    The user's Start menu programs directory. On Windows NT, this is from the per user profile.

    %StartMenuProgramsNT%
    The user's Start menu programs directory. On Windows NT, this is from the All Users profile.

    I hope that this helps.


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