Windows 10: Are Hardlinks Always Better than Shortcuts? If so, why use shortcuts?

Discus and support Are Hardlinks Always Better than Shortcuts? If so, why use shortcuts? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; This question must have been answered already but I couldn't seem to find it. Maybe it's just too simple of a question. Sorry if this is the case... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by CerebralFreeze, Jun 30, 2018.

  1. CerebralFreeze Win User

    Are Hardlinks Always Better than Shortcuts? If so, why use shortcuts?


    This question must have been answered already but I couldn't seem to find it. Maybe it's just too simple of a question. Sorry if this is the case because I'm not an IT guy and some of my questions seems very newbish.

    Should I always use hardlinks instead of shortcuts?

    If I use shortcuts, if the target folder or file is moved, the shortcut gets busted and I don't know where the new target went.

    However, if I use hardlinks, even if I move the target folder or file, the link still remains intact.

    So, is there a reason why I should never use hardlinks all the time?

    :)
     
    CerebralFreeze, Jun 30, 2018
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  2. Mussels Win User

    Shortcut problems

    looots of questions: no, they worked normally and then it screwed up after a BSOD.

    Shortcuts THEMSELVES work, its merely that say... right clicking, choosing new -> shortcut doesnt. thats how i make them, so its driving me nuts that it doesnt work.

    I'm not really interested in other methods, i can do those - its just the new->shortcut menu problem.

    i dont mean websites, i mean shortcuts to anything - i MAKE the shortcuts via this method, so its P*ssing me off that i have to do it alternative ways.
     
    Mussels, Jun 30, 2018
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  3. terrace Win User
    Screensaver shortcut


    I did this"
    Search Results

    I would suggest you to try the following steps and check if that helps.

    • Go to the folder C:\Windows\System32 and sort by file type.
    • Look for the screensaver file type (.scr).
    • Find the file scrnsave.scr(you can choose any of the screensavers).
    • Right click and select send to>desktop (create shortcut). The shortcut on my attachment, but when i click on it my screen goes off and on and nothing else.Are Hardlinks Always Better than Shortcuts?  If so, why use shortcuts? :)
     
    terrace, Jun 30, 2018
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  4. Ahhzz Win User

    Are Hardlinks Always Better than Shortcuts? If so, why use shortcuts?

    Windows 10 commands/shortcuts/env. var.

    I didn't see on your list using Win-X to bring up the basic setup of system tools like the original control panel, easy access to device manager, etc. not technically a list of commands, but at least a shortcut *Smile Are Hardlinks Always Better than Shortcuts?  If so, why use shortcuts? :)
     
    Ahhzz, Jun 30, 2018
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