Remove “Shortcut” Text From New Shortcuts

by Eric Geier [Published on 8 May 2012 / Last Updated on 11 Oct. 2011]

Simple Registry change instead of renaming all the new shortcuts you create.

Windows adds the text “ – Shortcut” to the name of file and folder shortcuts you create. If you find yourself always removing this, then you might just want to perform a quick Registry change to stop Windows from doing it from now on. Remember, Windows also adds an arrow to the icons of shortcuts, so you’ll still be able to quickly distinguish between real files/folders and shortcuts.


Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

DWORD Name: Link

DWORD Value: 00 00 00 00

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