Solved

MS Dos XP Mode icon

Posted on 2011-02-14
8
821 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
I have a standalone app that runs from a network drive.  l:\vf\vf.exe

in XP Mode I mapped the drive and created a shortcut and the program runs fine.
I copied the shortcut to all users\start menu and all users\start menu\programs

I checked the VPCVAppExcludeList reg key in XP Mode and the app IS NOT listed.  

I rebooted the XP Mode VPC.

The icon is still not showing up in the Win 7 start- windows VPC - VPC Applications.

I copied the IE icon to the same folder and it immediately shows up in the Win7 menu.

How can I get the icon for this other app the show up?
0
Comment
Question by:livegirllove
  • 5
  • 2
8 Comments
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:sjklein42
ID: 34892505
When you copy a shortcut, Windows tries to "fix" it.  I believe this is the job of the (cursed) Distributed Link Tracking Client (runs as a service).  I often disable this service since it gets in the way more often than not, but I'm not sure how wise that is.

Anyway, to test this theory, go to a machine whose link does not work, check the Properties of the shortcut file and make sure it still has the right target.  If not, then were were a victim of the DLTC service.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:livegirllove
ID: 34892561
i must be missing something,  how does this relate to the icon not showing in Win7.
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:sjklein42
ID: 34892643
Sorry.  I misread.  I thought the icon was visible but just didn't work.

If I understand correctly, when you look in the Start menu (sub)folder, the shortcut is there, but when you actually use the Start menu the icon isn't there.

And when you do the same experiment with a shortcut to IE it works fine.

Puzzling indeed.

As an aside, I have seen it reported that there may be a limit (around 70) to the number of icons you can have in any one startup folder on Windows7 before having problems.

Next, I would try rebuilding the icon cache:

http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/how-to-rebuild-the-icon-cache-in-windows-vista/
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:livegirllove
ID: 34892663
no
When I copy the IE Icon into all users\start menu\programs on the XP Mode machine the same icon immediately shows up in Win 7 under Virtual Applications in the start menu.

I copied the vf.exe shortcut to the same place and it Does Not show up in Win 7.

Ill try the icon cache rebuild.

0
How to run any project with ease

Manage projects of all sizes how you want. Great for personal to-do lists, project milestones, team priorities and launch plans.
- Combine task lists, docs, spreadsheets, and chat in one
- View and edit from mobile/offline
- Cut down on emails

 
LVL 1

Assisted Solution

by:livegirllove
livegirllove earned 0 total points
ID: 34892684
This image may help.  You can see the IE icon in both places but the VF shortcut is no where to be found.
Capture.JPG
0
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:ded9
ID: 34895334
Hi,

Right click on vf.exe shortcut and click properites. Post the screenshot of shortcut tab.


Ded9
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
livegirllove earned 0 total points
ID: 34899214
I was able to make it work by creating a batch file that runs the exe.  The .bat instantly shows up on the Win 7 side.  For some reason it didnt like that shortcut to MS Dos link.
Its a clients PC and I dont have access right now again to take a screenshot.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:livegirllove
ID: 34968287
my answer worked
0

Featured Post

Get up to 2TB FREE CLOUD per backup license!

An exclusive Black Friday offer just for Expert Exchange audience! Buy any of our top-rated backup solutions & get up to 2TB free cloud per system! Perform local & cloud backup in the same step, and restore instantly—anytime, anywhere. Grab this deal now before it disappears!

Join & Write a Comment

When you start your Windows 10 PC and got an "Operating system not found" error or just saw  "Auto repair for startup". After a while, you have entered a loop for Auto repair which does not fix anything and you will be in a  panic as all your work w…
Possible fixes for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 updating problem. Solutions mentioned are from Microsoft themselves. I started a case with them from our Microsoft Silver Partner option to open a case and get direct support from Microsoft. If s…
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to the overview of Microsoft Security Essentials. This is a free anti-virus software that guards your PC against viruses, spyware, worms, and other malicious software. This will be demonstrated using Windows…
This Micro Tutorial will give you a introduction in two parts how to utilize Windows Live Movie Maker to its maximum editing capability. This will be demonstrated using Windows Live Movie Maker on Windows 7 operating system.

743 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

9 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now