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June 8, 2012 8:59:31 AM

Hello,

i have a folder which contains popcap games and named it games, then i have another folder which contains the shortcuts of the games in offline games and named it games shortcuts. now, when i try to copy these 2 folders in different drive, i cannot use the shortcuts folder because it has different location, so i need to create a different shortcuts again... is there a way that i can use the shortcuts i have made?
June 8, 2012 9:17:31 AM

anyone? more or less i have 1 hundred games, so i think it is a bit time consuming making desktop shortcuts one by one.
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a c 288 $ Windows 7
June 8, 2012 2:41:57 PM

If the folder with games is the installation folder, you don't want to move that. Most programs don't work well if you move them from the drive you had them installed at.

If you copy the folder holding the shortcuts to another drive, that won't matter, the shortcuts will still point to the original place no matter where you move them.

Just don't move the original installation of the games.
June 9, 2012 1:28:09 AM

Hawkeye22 said:
One of these may work. i only looked at the first two links and they looked promising.

http://www.google.com/#hl=en&safe=off&sclient=psy-ab&q=...



thanks... but i think, they only show how to fix broken shortcuts, not no automatically change the shortcuts location when moved in other drive... but i'll still try to check the others.
June 9, 2012 1:35:18 AM

hang-the-9 said:
If the folder with games is the installation folder, you don't want to move that. Most programs don't work well if you move them from the drive you had them installed at.

If you copy the folder holding the shortcuts to another drive, that won't matter, the shortcuts will still point to the original place no matter where you move them.

Just don't move the original installation of the games.



the folder with the games contains the games themselves, no need to install, i'm only making shortcuts of the .exe files and place it in the desktop. if i have 1 hundred games, i need to create shortcuts one by one everytime i'm going to transfer it to different drive in different pc. but if i already made a shortcuts in a folder and move the 2 folder to another drive in another pc it is easier to just copy all the shortcuts in the folder and place it in the desktop instead of making shortcuts again one by one.
June 9, 2012 11:40:13 AM

still can't find the solution. T_T
a b $ Windows 7
June 9, 2012 11:46:53 AM

I'm going to try that converter.
June 9, 2012 11:55:06 AM

thanks. i've downloaded it, i don't know if it's not working for me or i just don't know how to use it. ^_^

a b $ Windows 7
June 9, 2012 11:59:30 AM

Well, it works for me. What did you do? Did you take ownership of "System Volume Information" before you run the program?
June 9, 2012 12:21:54 PM

i just run shortcutupdater.exe then found 3 dropdown with drives to select.
a b $ Windows 7
June 9, 2012 12:25:46 PM

You have to first unhide your hidden folders first. Do you know how to do this?
June 9, 2012 11:13:45 PM

Pyree said:
You have to first unhide your hidden folders first. Do you know how to do this?



yes... but why do i have to unhide the folders? to show the system volume information?
a b $ Windows 7
June 9, 2012 11:21:06 PM

You need to take ownership of that folder for the program to work and that folder is hidden. After you unhide that folder, add yourself for full control of the folder.
June 9, 2012 11:33:26 PM

what will i do next after taking control of the system volume information?
June 9, 2012 11:40:35 PM

wow! it works man! thankyou very much!

wait, just 1 question, what is the purpose of taking control of the system volume information? what's the significance?
a b $ Windows 7
June 10, 2012 12:11:51 AM

The program auto search for all shortcut files in the drive. But the system volume information is not under your control and if you run the program, then program will not be able to access that file to search for shortcut and you get "Error 2! System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access to the path 'F:\System Volume Information' is denied."

and other error.
June 10, 2012 12:51:51 AM

Pyree said:
The program auto search for all shortcut files in the drive. But the system volume information is not under your control and if you run the program, then program will not be able to access that file to search for shortcut and you get "Error 2! System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access to the path 'F:\System Volume Information' is denied."

and other error.


thank's for the info man! before taking control of the system volume information, i'm getting that error 2... thanks again...

problem solved.
a b $ Windows 7
June 10, 2012 12:54:59 AM

You are welcome.
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