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How do you execute a shortcut? (in a script)

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I can make autoit run programs fine, but I"m not sure how to get it to execute a shortcut.


I was also wondering how to add a suffix to a string, say i have a prompt asking for a file name like:

$filename = InputBox("Name of file before suffix", "Enter name.", "", "")

How do I add a suffix like .exe to that filename after it has been entered and store that as the new $filename ?

Sorry for my nubbiness. Thanks in advance for any advice.

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Question 1:

$lnkShortcutLocation = @DesktopDir & '\Ad-Aware SE Personal.lnk'
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Common sense plays a role in the basics of understanding AutoIt... If you're lacking in that, do us all a favor, and step away from the computer.

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