Shortcuts (LNK-files) inside archives don't work

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Shortcuts (LNK-files) inside archives don't work

Post by *misvin » 2019-07-12, 13:26 UTC

Environment: Windows 10, Version 1903 (both 32 and 64 bit); TC 9.22a (both 32 and 64 bit)

Scenario:
1. Create a shortcut LinkToC.lnk (Target: C:\ directory)
2. Move the LinkToC.lnk file to the C:\Test\ folder.
3. Add the folder C:\Test to the archive file test.zip or test.7z
4. Using TC 9.22a, click test.zip or test.7z, go to the LinkToC.lnk file inside the archive file.
5. When I click on the LinktoC.lnk file, I see the Dialog Box "Properties of packed file".
6. Click the "Unpack and execute" button, and you will get the message: "No program associated with ... LinktoC.lnk!"

When I click LinktoC.lnk file inside test.zip using Windows 10 native File Explorer, everything works fine (I was moved to the C:\ folder)

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Re: Shortcuts (LNK-files) inside archives don't work

Post by *petermad » 2019-07-14, 17:57 UTC

Confirmed.
And I think it ought to work in TC too.
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Re: Shortcuts (LNK-files) inside archives don't work

Post by *ghisler(Author) » 2019-07-15, 14:42 UTC

This is currently not supported. Why? lnk files within zips probably link to things within that zip (e.g. because it's a backup of a program folder), so it wouldn't make much sense to try to execute them.
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