In the previous tip we created new shortcut files, and you have seen how the CreateShortcut() method provides methods to control almost any detail of a shortcut. Here’s the code again that creates a PowerShell shortcut on your Desktop:

$path = [Environment]::GetFolderPath('Desktop') | Join-Path -ChildPath 'myLink.lnk'
$scut = (New-Object -ComObject WScript.Shell).CreateShortcut($path)
$scut.TargetPath = 'powershell.exe'
$scut.IconLocation = 'powershell.exe,0'
$scut.Save()

That’s all to it: on your desktop there is now a new PowerShell link. Adjust the code above to create shortcuts to other applications and paths.




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