Create an Internet shortcutTag(s): Misc Prog HowTo


An Internet shortcut is simple text file with the .URL extension.

A link to Google looks like this :

[InternetShortcut]
URL=http://www.google.com
IconFile=http://www.google.com/favicon.ico
IconIndex=0
You can create it with a regular text editor, just make sure that you give a filename with a .URL extension.

From a batch file, you can do something like this :

echo [InternetShortcut] > "%userprofile%\Desktop\Google.URL"
echo URL=http://www.google.com >> "%userprofile%\Desktop\Google.URL"
echo IconFile=http://www.google.com/favicon.ico >> "%userprofile%\Desktop\Google.URL"
echo IconIndex=0 >> "%userprofile%\Desktop\Google.URL"

See this HowTo to see how to do it in Java.

Shortcut to a program locally installed can be created with a VBScript, see this HowTo.


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