View Full Version : Icons for desktop shortcuts

02-03-2004, 01:04 PM
I am using Express 5.0 and I am trying to put shortcuts onto a desktop. The shortcuts are to both an executable file and to bat files.

I have generated the shortcuts using the shortcuts/folders options and I have assigned an icon to each shortcut.

However in the installed version I do not get any icon attached to the shortcut and if I try to change the icon I get a message

Windows cannot find the file

%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Installer\{...product code...}\NewShortcut21_...morecode...bat

The icon that I have pulled up in the "icon file" option only has a single icon and the index used is 0. I have also tried using the .exe file as the source of the icon as the exe file has an icon built in.

Any suggestions about how to fix this problem?
I have seen similar threads but I could not find any answers to the problem.