MS Dos XP Mode icon

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?
LVL 1
livegirlloveAsked:
Who is Participating?

Improve company productivity with a Business Account.Sign Up

x
 
livegirlloveConnect With a Mentor Author Commented:
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
 
sjklein42Commented:
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
 
livegirlloveAuthor Commented:
i must be missing something,  how does this relate to the icon not showing in Win7.
0
Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

 
sjklein42Commented:
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
 
livegirlloveAuthor Commented:
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
 
livegirlloveConnect With a Mentor Author Commented:
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
 
ded9Commented:
Hi,

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


Ded9
0
 
livegirlloveAuthor Commented:
my answer worked
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.