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How to make/modify Win 95 Shortcuts? The .lnk files do not seems to be a text file. I can read it.
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Shortcuts are implemented through an OLE interface called IShellLink. There isn't a direct API to do this, strange as it sounds. (MS has written such an API, fCreateShellLink, and included it as a utility in the Visual Basic package, but you have to have STKIT432.DLL  so it's not a general solution)

MS has a Knowledge Base article that gives an example of creating a link and then modifying the icon. It is Q179904, at

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q179/9/04.asp

Hope this helps, good luck!
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