XP - help me undersand shortcuts where the 'target' is not a path, and is grayed out

Hey everyone,

  I've run across a few shortcuts where the Target is grayed out. - (usually the name of an application instead of the path and executable - ie Microsoft Outlook)

  How do these work? Ie is there a registry setting somewhere that ties the shortcut to the executable name?
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You can try these links for some help:

Q231624 OFF2000: Shortcut Keys in Dialog Boxes Do Not Work

Q229396 OFF2000: Unable to Modify Office Shortcuts

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I am not sure if i got your Q but

if u mean that how i can creat icon of the program it self in the desktop instead of a shortcut that doesn't have a properties option. example IE

you can go to program files and copy the icon of the exe file of the program and past it in desktop.
The reason is that those icons you've found (like Microsoft Outlook), have special handlers for them...

The Windows Explorer "shell" sees that you're doing a 'right click' on that shortcut, but instead of lauching the normal shortcut property window, it launches a total different property window that specific to that icon.

... it's just the way they wrote Windows.
Hi fruhj,
Glad it worked for you.
Thank you for the points.
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