some properties of shortcuts is empty RRS feed

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  • Is it a bug that some properties of shortcuts is empty in win8? In win8,opening the property of shortcuts,you will find some content empty in the option of shortcut.
    • Moved by Rob Caplan [MSFT]Microsoft employee Monday, November 14, 2011 7:15 AM general OS question, not a Metro style app development question (From:Building Metro style apps with C++ )
    Monday, November 14, 2011 6:37 AM

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  • Can you post an example of the shortcut you are describing?
    I have not been able to reproduce this error.

    Tuesday, November 15, 2011 8:04 PM
  • Hi,Marilyn!

    For example:

    C:\Users\ygl5491\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Immersive Application Shortcuts\microsoft.alarms_8wekyb3d8bbwe  There is a shortcut,

    alarmclock.App.When I look over its property ,further the option of Shortcut ,there is empty in "Target" and "Start in" and so on. Why?

    Wednesday, November 16, 2011 1:19 AM
  • Where did you create the shortcut?

    I created the shortcut on the Desktop and it shows a target location.
    "C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Immersive Application Shortcuts\microsoft.alarms_8wekyb3d8bbwe"

    The "Start in" location is blank.

    I will do some further checking but I do see the Target in my shortcut properties.


    Wednesday, November 16, 2011 2:47 AM
  • The shortcut is on metro UI(or start screen).


    Thursday, November 17, 2011 12:44 AM
  • Is it a bug?
    Friday, November 18, 2011 12:47 AM