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Relative path shortcuts

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Can someone please tell me how can I create relative path shortcuts (eg. refer to a file in parent directory regardless of the drive the folder is on).
I've tried to create a shortcut pointing to ".\abc.exe", however, Windows changed it to absolute shortcut immediately, ie. "c:\test\abc.exe"
Thanks.
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bdemarzo earned 24 total points
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Unfortunately, you can't - shortcuts always point to absoltue paths. However, instead of a shortcut, you can make a short BATch file that opens the file you want.

Create a new text file ending in .BAT (say, "shortcut.bat"). Type one line in the file - the line being the relative path to the executable you want to run.

This still _could_ fail, if your system is set up with a default command prompt directory... but that's a separate problem.
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