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Filecreateshortcut problem

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I'm trying to use filecreateshortcut, but it will not put in the \\ in. I have a msgbox verifying that the \\ is there, but when it creates the shortcut, there's only 1. This will be used on a virtual pc, however it's doing it on my other computers as well. Windows XP.

Any ideas? Thanks!!

$Shortcut = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\EXCEL.EXE"" ""\\vmware-host\Shared Folders\RKT Files\Documents\Auto Update\Auto Update Generator.xltm"
MsgBox(0, "", $Shortcut)
FileCreateShortcut($Shortcut, "C:\Documents and Settings\1 IT\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Auto Update Generator.lnk", "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12")

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

I'm trying to use filecreateshortcut, but it will not put in the \\ in. I have a msgbox verifying that the \\ is there, but when it creates the shortcut, there's only 1. This will be used on a virtual pc, however it's doing it on my other computers as well. Windows XP.

Any ideas? Thanks!!

$Shortcut = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\EXCEL.EXE"" ""\\vmware-host\Shared Folders\RKT Files\Documents\Auto Update\Auto Update Generator.xltm"
MsgBox(0, "", $Shortcut)
FileCreateShortcut($Shortcut, "C:\Documents and Settings\1 IT\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Auto Update Generator.lnk", "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12")

Try this:

$Shortcut = '"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\EXCEL.EXE" "\\vmware-host\Shared Folders\RKT Files\Documents\Auto Update\Auto Update Generator.xltm"'
MsgBox(0, "", $Shortcut)
FileCreateShortcut($Shortcut, "C:\Documents and Settings\1 IT\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Auto Update Generator.lnk", "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12")

Your quotes weren't quite right - you can use single and double quotes together to achieve a double quote within a path specification.

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