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How to make script's LNK file's location the working directory

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leuce

G'day everyone

I know how to make the script's location the working directory, but is it possible to make the script's LNK file's location the working directory? I mean, if my script is in C:foo and I have a shortcut to that script in D:bar, and the user moves that shortcut to E:blah, can I tell the script that E:blah should be the working directory?

In other words, can I detect the location of the LNK file that launched the script, and use that as the working directory?

I'm using Windows 7, if that is relevant.

Thanks

Samuel

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JohnOne

That's a bit of a poser, I'm going to go out on a limb here and suppose it's not possible.

I imagine a files shortcut location might be in the registry somewhere, but there may be multiple locations.


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guinness

I don't think it is possible.


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KaFu

For an existing shortcut set the "Start in" parameter to %CD%.

The same should work for the FileCreateShortcut() "workdir" parameter.

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guinness

Yes, as I understood he won't be creating the shortcut.


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KaFu

I just realize that this is also the default behavior for a blank "Start in" parameter too >_< .

As I read the OP the user might move an existing shortcut, and if that shortcut is created with "Start in" = blank, then it still should work.

If the user creates a completely new shortcut, the default behavior is to set the "Start in" parameter to the directory the executable is located in. In this case, without accessing the shortcut, I see no way either to determine the shortcut location too.

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JohnOne

If the locations of shortcuts to a file are in the registry And they are easy to find knowing the path to the exe, Kafu's suggestion my still be valid, in that you might loop through all shortcuts, and modify them, so which ever shortcut it clicked the working directory would be set to its dir.

I think, maybe ?


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careca

The only way i can think of to make it work, would be to have another process running constantly, this process would detect any clicked items, if is a shortcut with a certain name, copy it's location, the main application would start and use this location as a path.


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