Windows 10: Windows File shortcuts stopped working after PC upgrade

Discus and support Windows File shortcuts stopped working after PC upgrade in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello! I have a little&big problem with files shortcuts in Windows 10,I recently changed my PC,moved my files to an External HD(from the old PC),then... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Random390, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. Random390 Win User

    Windows File shortcuts stopped working after PC upgrade


    Hello!

    I have a little&big problem with files shortcuts in Windows 10,I recently changed my PC,moved my files to an External HD(from the old PC),then moved them back in the new one,only to find out that all my files shortcuts stopped working for some reason.

    Both my old and new PC have the same username,so I thought the shortcuts would have kept working fine as the path they refer to is 100% of the same.

    I even made a comparison,I made a new shortcut,copied the path it was showing,e.g.:
    "C:\users\random\documents\file.txt"
    And compared to the old shortcut from the previous PC,exact same path,yet when I try to use any old shortcut it returns the error:
    "C:\users\random\documents\file.txt"
    The specified path does not exist.
    Check the path and retry
    (^this is a translation as my Windows is in Italian).

    Is there a way to "fix" the old shortcuts without having to redo all of them?

    :)
     
    Random390, Jan 1, 2019
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  2. terrace Win User

    Screensaver shortcut


    I did this"
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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.Windows File shortcuts stopped working after PC upgrade :)
     
    terrace, Jan 1, 2019
    #2
  3. 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, Jan 1, 2019
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  4. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows File shortcuts stopped working after PC upgrade

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Jan 1, 2019
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