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Create a shortcut with script

13 August 2018 Leave a comment

I create a shortcut with a script, but why? Some applications do not know the cause, do not create a shortcut during installation or after installation. The following Script allows you to create shortcuts with the variables entered.

VBScript

The shortcut name, shortcut path, file name of the target application, shortcut icon, and system architecture are automatically selected.

Script

‘Script Started

‘Option Explicit

‘Create Shortcut

strComputer = “.”

On Error Resume Next

Dim objShell, objDesktop, objLink, strDesc,objItem ,colItems

Dim strAppPath, strWorkDir , WshShell

Set WshShell     = Wscript.CreateObject(“Wscript.Shell”)

Set objWMIService = GetObject(“winmgmts:\\” & strComputer & “\root\cimv2”)

Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery(“Select * from Win32_ComputerSystem”,,48)

For Each objItem in colItems

If objItem.SystemType = “x64-based PC” Then

‘Variables

strWorkDir =”C:\”

strAppPath = “C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe”

strDesc=”Google Chrome”

‘——

Set objShell = CreateObject(“WScript.Shell”)

objDesktop=objShell.SpecialFolders(“Desktop”)

Set objLink = objShell.CreateShortcut(objDesktop & “\Google Chrome.lnk”)

objLink.Description = strDesc

objLink.TargetPath = strAppPath

objLink.WindowStyle = 3

objLink.WorkingDirectory = strWorkDir

objLink.IconLocation = “C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe”

objLink.Save

‘————————————-‘

‘ Add Registry key

else

‘Variables

strWorkDir =”C:\”

strAppPath = “C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe”

strDesc=”Google Chrome”

‘——

Set objShell = CreateObject(“WScript.Shell”)

objDesktop=objShell.SpecialFolders(“Desktop”)

Set objLink = objShell.CreateShortcut(objDesktop & “\Google Chrome.lnk”)

objLink.Description = strDesc

objLink.TargetPath = strAppPath

objLink.WindowStyle = 3

objLink.WorkingDirectory = strWorkDir

objLink.IconLocation = “C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe”

objLink.Save

end if

next

wscript.quit

‘Script Finished

Enjoy!

 

 

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