File Shortcut

A file shortcut in Microsoft Windows is a small file containing a target URI or GUID to an object, or the name of a target program file that the shortcut represents. The shortcut might additionally specify parameters to be passed to the target program when it is run. Each shortcut can have its own icon. Shortcuts are very commonly placed on a desktop, in an application launcher panel such as the Windows Start menu, or in the main menu of a desktop environment.

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... to execute an application or render a file, the user had to click on the representation of the actual file or executable in the location where the application or file was ... to perform a task associated with that file or executable so that they may be grouped by function or task rather than physical organisation in the file structure was first described in the ...

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