A. A space in a shortcut isn't a valid target and results in the system not finding the target. For example, if a link is to http://www.savilltech.com/delold help.htm, when you use the link, it points only to http://www.savilltech.com/delold. To work around this problem, use the %20 sequence (which is the standard HTML sequence for a space in a URL) instead of the space.
This approach works for any protocol, including HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, MAILTO, File, NNTP, Telnet, News, Outlook, and UNC Naming. See the examples below:
- HTTP example: http://someserver.com/Some%20Link.htm
- FTP example: ftp://someserver.com/Some%20File.zip
- MAILTO example: mailto:some%[email protected]
- UNC example: \\someserver\Some%20Share\Some%20Filename%20with%20spaces.zip
The other official method is to place the shortcut in double quotes with the spaces as normal characters
Thanks to Robert Joa for this great tip.