_FileGetShortcutEx This UDF will return shortcut (.LNK) file information for more advanced shortcuts that AutoIt's built-in FileGetShortcut() chokes on. The following types of shortcuts can be retrieved using this function: MSI Advertised Shortcuts URL (website) Shortcuts that are embedded (rather than put in a .URL file) Special GUID Shell Item Shortcuts. This is only one level deep at the moment, so it will only read the base Folder GUID (For example: shortcuts to 'My Computer', '