Windows 10: File recovery from spurious shortcut

Discus and support File recovery from spurious shortcut in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; On Windows 10. A bunch of my work files from one day just got converted into shortcuts on \appdata\roaming and can't find any existing file linked to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by Sharon.Spence, Oct 27, 2018.

  1. File recovery from spurious shortcut

    On Windows 10. A bunch of my work files from one day just got converted into shortcuts on \appdata\roaming and can't find any existing file linked to shortcut. I ran Antivirus and Malware programs. I did not use a usb device or outside drives. I restarted computer and they're gone. Help!

    Sharon.Spence, Oct 27, 2018
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    Screensaver shortcut

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    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.File recovery from spurious shortcut :)
    terrace, Oct 27, 2018
  3. How to pin app shortcut to desk top?


    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to follow below steps to change pin the apps on the desktop screen and check if it helps.

    Step 1: I suggest you to perform the below steps to add the apps on desktop.

    • Click on the “Start button” and locate the App that you want to pin to Desktop.
    • Right click on the “App” and click on “More options”.
    • Then click on “Open File location” and right click on the app, click on “Send to” option.
    • Then select “Desktop (Create shortcut)”.
    • Go to “Desktop” and check whether the app is located or not.

    Or Step 2: To add shortcuts to the desktop

    • Press and hold or right-click the desktop, tap or click New, and then tap or click Shortcut.
    • Enter the location of the item or tap or click Browse to find the item in File Explorer.

    Hope this information is helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.
    Karthicka_R, Oct 27, 2018
  4. File recovery from spurious shortcut

    Creating Shortcuts with Batch File

    Threw a program together quick for you. It is attached with source in the other. Use it in place of your VBScript.

    It supports:
    CreateShortcut [save shortcut] [path to run]
    CreateShortcut [save shortcut] [path to run] [icon index]
    CreateShortcut [save shortcut] [path to run] [icon file]
    CreateShortcut [save shortcut] [path to run] [icon file] [icon index]

    If "icon index" is missing, it assumes 0. If "icon file" is missing it assumes "path to run." It doesn't presently support arguments to be added to the shortcut nor modifying the working directory (always assumes same directory as "path to run").

    Requires .NET Framework 4.0 to run. Will run natively on 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows.
    FordGT90Concept, Oct 27, 2018

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