Use awxTarget to Locate Target Folder of a Shortcut in Windows

by Jawwad in Software, Windows | 2 comments

awxtarget3 thumb | Use awxTarget to Locate Target Folder of a Shortcut in Windows Sometimes you have a shortcut (mostly on the desktop) and you want to quickly open related target folder to modify it’s contents. Normally you can achieve this by pulling the windows file explorer context menu on a shortcut, and than selecting properties, and from there you will push the button “Find Target” and the corresponding folder will open in explorer. But don’t you think that it is a lot of work to do to just achieve a simple task?

awxTarget is a utility that you can use to quickly open the target folder of a shortcut , all you have to do is to pull the context menu after clicking on a shortcut in windows explorer or desktop and clicking “open Target Folder” and you will be in the target folder of the application! Now that will save you a number of your precious clicks for some other purposes.

awxtarget2 thumb | Use awxTarget to Locate Target Folder of a Shortcut in Windows


However, it is not your normal find target utility because there is a twist to it. Normally when you create a shortcut from windows explorer to your desktop of an executable “application.exe” for example, then the shortcut on the desktop will look like “shortcut to application.exe”. This looks ugly and awxTarget will be able to help here. When you pull down the windows explorer context menu it presents you with an option to strip shortcut name. After executing this option your shortcut will look like this “application”. You can use it to rename/beautify a lot of shortcuts in bulk. All you will have to do is to select all the desired shortcuts and select “strip shortcut name” from the context menu. Sometimes it can also pull application name from the exe header and will give you an option to rename your shortcut to a more meaningful name. This may be useful if you create a shortcut for an application that has not a meaningful name and it succeeds in pulling the proper name from the executable file header.

It is not the only free utility that you can use to locate the target of a shortcut as there are some other floating around the Internet as well but none of them will provide you with the extra bit that it provides.

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  • saad

    nice post dude :???:

  • Jawwad

    Hopefully you will have a lot of interesting things to read in coming days :smile:

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