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Script needed that extracts link targets to a text file

Last Modified: 2015-08-31
Hi experts.

Preparing a win8.1->win10 migration, I noticed that Microsoft does not migrate the pinned win8.1 start menu tiles to the new start menu - what a shame. And while in win8.1 we could even use GPOs to pin certain installed applications, this feature is deprecated in win10.
I'd like to assist my users in migrating those so I have been looking for a scripted solution.

I found this so far which works: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Script-to-pin-items-to-51be533c
What I need for completion is a script that we can run against a directory full of link files (.lnk) and that will write the link targets to a text file which can be used by this powershell cmdlet afterwards.

I already found something but I am struggling to get it to work with links that include spaces, so I am looking for help here.
This is it: target.bat from http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php?topic=80659.0

I hope to be able to run target.bat somefolderFulloflinks and get a text file like
"c:\anotherpath with spaces\another.exe"
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