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I am new to "BATCH FILE" creation and i am stuck at one point.... I want to rename my software installed shortcut.After installation i have my shortcut at the Start menu shortcut say "abc1.0.lnk" to "abc1.1.lnk".... Also the I want to rename desktop shortcut from "abc1.0.lnk" to "abc1.1.lnk"....I googled but tried myself but not having success....
I checked my "C:\Document and Settings\username\abc.lnk" but the shortcut that looks in desktop is not seen in the specified link above...Is this the problem and also
I tried using
ren abc1.0.lnk abc1.1.lnk
also tried
ren "abc1.0.lnk" "abc1.1.lnk"
ren abc1.0 abc1.1

All this were giving me the Syntax command error....

Please suggest if u have any idea to rename the shortcut....
Posted 19-Jan-13 1:00am

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Solution 1

On Windows 7, user folders within the start menu can be found at:

C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu

Read more: Where is the Start Menu Stored?

On Windows 7, Desktop Icons can be found at:


So if we change file name in those location then it will automatically reflect into start menu and desktop
and here is the BATCH code.

CD Users
CD AppData
CD Roaming
CD Microsoft
CD Windows
CD Start Menu
Cd Programs
Cd My Program
CD Users
CD Desktop

You have to replace "USER_NAME" with logged in Users name

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