Solved

How do I delete a shortcut using a vbs script?

Posted on 2010-11-15
9
546 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I created a script tha that makes a shortcut and assigns it an icon.  I need to remove that icon from the desktop.  How would I alter my script so it deletes it? Here is my code.  Thanks

'fORCE EXPLICIT VARIABLE DECLARATION
option explicit

'STEP OVER ERRORS FOR CUSTOM ERROR REPORTING
on error resume next

'DECLARE VARIABLES
dim shell, desktopPath, link, sys32Path

'INSTANTIATE THE WINDOWS SCRIPT HOST SHELL OBJECT
Set shell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.shell")

'SET THE PATH TO THE WINDOWS DESKTOP FOLDER & MY DOCUMENTS FOLDER
desktopPath = shell.SpecialFolders("Desktop")
sys32Path = "http://epic1ctx/citrix/tricounty"

'CREATE A SHORTCUT ON THE USER'S DESKTOP
Set link = shell.CreateShortcut(desktopPath & "\TriCounty Citrix.lnk")

'SET THE PROPERTIES FOR THE SHORTCUT
link.Description = "My Shortcut"
link.TargetPath = sys32Path
link.WindowStyle = 0
link.WorkingDirectory = desktopPath
link.IconLocation = "\\tch16\IT\ShortcutIcons\epic.ico"
link.Save

'CLEANUP OBJECTS
set shell = nothing
0
Comment
Question by:TriCountyIT
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 4
9 Comments
 
LVL 59

Expert Comment

by:Chris Bottomley
ID: 34135767
Have you tried:

set fso = createobject("scripting.filesystemobject")
if fso.fileexists(desktopPath & "\TriCounty Citrix.lnk") then _
    fso.deletefile desktopPath & "\TriCounty Citrix.lnk"

Chris
0
 

Author Comment

by:TriCountyIT
ID: 34135872
Hmm...ran the script, but it didnt delete the link.  It never errored out it just didnt do anything.
0
 
LVL 59

Accepted Solution

by:
Chris Bottomley earned 500 total points
ID: 34135916
If you are running as a stand alone then you will of course need:

Chris
set shell = createobject("wscript.shell")
desktopPath = shell.SpecialFolders("Desktop")
set fso = createobject("scripting.filesystemobject")
if fso.fileexists(desktopPath & "\TriCounty Citrix.lnk") then _ 
    fso.deletefile desktopPath & "\TriCounty Citrix.lnk"

Open in new window

0
Webinar: Aligning, Automating, Winning

Join Dan Russo, Senior Manager of Operations Intelligence, for an in-depth discussion on how Dealertrack, leading provider of integrated digital solutions for the automotive industry, transformed their DevOps processes to increase collaboration and move with greater velocity.

 

Author Comment

by:TriCountyIT
ID: 34135926
Ahh there she went.  Thanks a lot!  
0
 

Author Comment

by:TriCountyIT
ID: 34135935
For some reason it does not give me the accept as solution option under your name.??
0
 
LVL 59

Expert Comment

by:Chris Bottomley
ID: 34135992
Ah my fault ... something is wrong and it defaults to admin comments and I haven't got my hed properly together.

I've asked for the correction to be applied

Chris
0
 

Author Comment

by:TriCountyIT
ID: 34136006
Sounds good.  Ill check back and give them to you when I can.  Thanks again.
0
 
LVL 59

Expert Comment

by:Chris Bottomley
ID: 34136438
Glad to help, and sorry for being such a klutz, (it's an issue with being a cleanup volunteer - compounded by lack of attention!).

Chris
0

Featured Post

NFR key for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (for 1 year, up to 10 users). This license allows for the non‑production use of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in your home lab without any feature limitations.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This script will sweep a range of IP addresses (class c only, 255.255.255.0) and report to a log the version of office installed. What it does: 1.)      Creates log file in the directory the script is run from (if it doesn't already exist) 2.)      Sweep…
ADCs have gained traction within the last decade, largely due to increased demand for legacy load balancing appliances to handle more advanced application delivery requirements and improve application performance.
Michael from AdRem Software explains how to view the most utilized and worst performing nodes in your network, by accessing the Top Charts view in NetCrunch network monitor (https://www.adremsoft.com/). Top Charts is a view in which you can set seve…
If you’ve ever visited a web page and noticed a cool font that you really liked the look of, but couldn’t figure out which font it was so that you could use it for your own work, then this video is for you! In this Micro Tutorial, you'll learn yo…

724 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question