.exe Shorcut

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by Racha, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. Racha

    Racha MDL Novice

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    Is it possible to make an .exe that acts as a shortcut to another .exe?
    i need it for "E:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\Wow.exe"
     
  2. urie

    urie Moderator
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    Yes just copy the "E:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\Wow.exe" to notepad and save it as Wow.cmd

    But i don't know were you are cumming from you are only running Wow.exe where is the other exe you want you can allways check out Autoit forums :D
     
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    Racha MDL Novice

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    #4 os2fan2, Aug 3, 2009
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    You can make an exe shortcut to an exe.

    Look at write.exe and pbrush.exe.

    1. You need a different name for the target exe, eg write.exe points to wordpad.exe.

    2. You can edit write.exe in something like a hex editor, replace the string wordpad.exe with the new name (eg wowx.exe)

    3. Use reshack.exe to change the icon, if desired.

    4. add "wowx.exe" to the

    Code:
    [HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\wowx.exe]
    @=d:\path\to\exe\wow.exe
    
    Typing wowx will launch the application.