How do I stop the default Shortcut to text added to new shortcuts?

A. Perform the registry change as described below to stop the "Shortcut to" being prefixed to the name of your shortcuts.

  1. Start the registry editor (regedt32, not regedit.exe)
  2. Move to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
  3. Double click on link
  4. Change to 00000000 and click OK
  5. Close the registry editor
  6. Log off and in again for the change to take effect

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