FileGetShortcut

Retrieves information about a shortcut (.lnk) file, such as its target file.

FileGetShortcut LinkFile , OutTarget, OutDir, OutArgs, OutDescription, OutIcon, OutIconNum, OutRunState

Parameters

LinkFile

Type: String

Name of the shortcut file to be analyzed, which is assumed to be in A_WorkingDir if an absolute path isn't specified. Be sure to include the .lnk extension.

OutTarget

Type: Variable

Name of the variable in which to store the shortcut's target (not including any arguments it might have). For example: C:\WINDOWS\system32\notepad.exe

OutDir

Type: Variable

Name of the variable in which to store the shortcut's working directory. For example: C:\My Documents. If environment variables such as %WinDir% are present in the string, one way to resolve them is via StrReplace. For example: OutDir := StrReplace(OutDir, "%WinDir%", A_WinDir)

OutArgs

Type: Variable

Name of the variable in which to store the shortcut's parameters (blank if none).

OutDescription

Type: Variable

Name of the variable in which to store the shortcut's comments (blank if none).

OutIcon

Type: Variable

Name of the variable in which to store the filename of the shortcut's icon (blank if none).

OutIconNum

Type: Variable

Name of the variable in which to store the shortcut's icon number within the icon file (blank if none). This value is most often 1, which means the first icon.

OutRunState

Type: Variable

Name of the variable in which to store the shortcut's initial launch state, which is one of the following digits:

1: Normal
3: Maximized
7: Minimized

Error Handling

An exception is thrown on failure.

Remarks

Any of the output variables may be omitted if the corresponding information is not needed.

Related

FileCreateShortcut, SplitPath

Examples

#1

file := FileSelect(32,, "Pick a shortcut to analyze.", "Shortcuts (*.lnk)")
if file = ""
    return
FileGetShortcut file, OutTarget, OutDir, OutArgs, OutDesc, OutIcon, OutIconNum, OutRunState
MsgBox OutTarget "`n" OutDir "`n" OutArgs "`n" OutDesc "`n" OutIcon "`n" OutIconNum "`n" OutRunState