How to Omit the Word “Shortcut” from Being Added to Every Shortcut You Create

Sometimes, Windows can be quite annoying with some of its features. One of those features is the addition of the word “shortcut” to every shortcut that you create on your computer. This feature can be removed with a simple registry tweak. Just follow the steps below:


1. First, click on your start button and in the search bar type regedit. Then click on regedit.exe.

2. There you will see a list of all the registry files on your computer and you can locate any registry from here itself.

3. Now, on the left hand side of the regedit window, you will find access to directories where your registry files are present. There navigate to this location:


4. On the right hand side of the window, you will find the various files present in the directories. When you have located the above address from the regedit window, you will see a file in it called “link”. Double click on it.

regedit link

5. When you double click on the file “link”, you will see a window that displays a value data: 0000 1e 00 00 00.

6. Change this value to 0000 00 00 00 00.

7. Then restart your computer or restart your explorer or simply log off and log on again. When you return, all your newly created folders and files will have the name that you gave to them and will not contain the word shortcut.

If you don’t want to edit the registry yourself or if you don’t have the time for it, you can try a simple app that will do it for you. Just check this link.

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