Preventing windows shortcut target address from updating

Posted on 2011-05-02
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
When a shortcut is created is is pointed to a target file.  If I move the target file to a different directory then the shortcut target attribute automatically updates to point to that target file.  How do I prevent that shortcut target attribute from changing when I move the file.  But rather point to the orginal target that the shortcut was orginally created for.
Question by:MeritorWabco
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    Disable the service "Distributed Link Tracking Client service" (TrkWks). That should prevent from auto-adjusting shortcut targets.

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