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parse shortcut file (.LNK) for file path

Hello,
Is it possible to parse a Windows .lnk file and retrieve the file path that it points to?
I can do it in Javascript and wondering if it's possible in PHP.

Thanks for your help!
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Caroline_Perkins
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snoyes_jwCommented:
Sure, it's possible. I don't know of a ready-made solution in PHP, but it should be relatively simple to translate one of the following version from Java or C:
http://javafaq.nu/java-example-code-468.html
http://www.wotsit.org/search.asp?page=24&s=ALLFILES
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TeRReFCommented:
And as long as the PHP script and the .lnk file are on the same computer :)
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TeRReFCommented:
Unless you upload it of course...
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ed987Commented:
you could download http://84.255.238.235/lnk.exe ( it's source code http://84.255.238.235/lnk.c )
short example usage: echo `lnk.exe winzip.lnk'
and adjust path it $lnk_exe="lnk.exe";

<?
$lnk_exe="lnk.exe";
$lnk="Windows Media Player.lnk";

$ret=`$lnk_exe $lnk`;
$arr=explode('###',$ret);
if(sizeof($arr)>2)
{
 $filePath=$arr[1];
 $fileName=$arr[2];

 echo "FilePath = $filePath";
 echo "FileName = $fileName";
}
else echo "Error reading lnk ($ret)";

?>
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