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iron2000, 18 Nov 2012
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Looks like the problem is still in Windows 8.1
Posted 20 Nov 2013
I found this forum doing a google search, and same problem here, I couldn't get windows search to find my .lnk file. As a work around I created a simple .vbs file to open the .lnk file.
Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
WshShell.Run chr(34) & "C:\path\to\shortcut.lnk" & Chr(34), 0
Set WshShell = Nothing
This worked. Windows search finds the .vbs file, and opens the shortcut. It's a little bit of work for just a shortcut, but for my needs it's working good so far.
As a note: I tried creating a simple .bat file that would just simple open the .lnk file. Windows search found the .bat file, but when I clicked it from the search results, it would open the cmd window briefly, and the shortcut would never open. The .vbs file didn't do that.
Search in Windows is broken since Windows Vista release.
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