Hi Friends,

I am currently working on a package called Humming Bird version 11.0.0.0 which is a Vendor MSI. I am supposed to delete the desktop shortcut but have a lot of problems doing the same.

This shortcut actually does not seem to be a shortcut in the first place. By that I mean that when package is installed I m unable to delete the shortcut. Moreover the shorcut does not show any properties when right clicked. My current diagonis tells me that it might be coming through the registry.

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Check for the shortcut registry here.....

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\

here you will find registries for recycle bin, my computers etc.

hope this helps
thanks,
Answered 08/28/2006 by: Lillude
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Hi,

I tried deleteing this registry but does not make a difference. The icon association is removed but there appears a windows default icon. This shortcut cant be removed even if tried to be removed forcibly.

Also deleting resources related to this destop shortcut it affects a shortcut (for the same). This is place in the Start Menu\Programs.

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Answered 08/28/2006 by: India_Repackaging
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Also have a look at:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace
Answered 08/28/2006 by: AngelD
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Aren't you supposed to use Sconfig to build the MST? Maybe things would work out better using that tool?
Answered 08/28/2006 by: kkaminsk
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We've used both Wise Package Studio and ORCA to create MSTs for version 8 & 9, don't know if there are any restrictions for version 11 though, but didn't have any issues. This was Hummingbird Exceed.

The desktop shortcut should be located under HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace, some could also be in the Shortcut table.

India_Repackaging, which Hummingbird product is it?
Answered 08/28/2006 by: AngelD
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Hi All.

Yes I m working on Hummingbird by Exceed v 11.0.0.0.
Answered 08/28/2006 by: India_Repackaging
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Which desktop shortcut are you trying to remove?
Answered 08/29/2006 by: AngelD
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Hi,

If you find challenge in deleting the namespace, Try hiding it by setting the following reg value..

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\hidedesktopIcons\NewstartPanel - > Give the Component id – set the dword value as 1

Cheers ,
Answered 08/29/2006 by: viswakar
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