Documentum Desktop Shortcut Deletion

Documentum Desktop application contains a shortcut placed on Desktop and under StartMenu Folder.
The shortcut is created using explorer, shellextensions.
Im trying to delete the desktop shortcut by removing the registry key under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace

The desktop shortcut is removed but the shortcut under StartMenu folder is not working.

Any ideas if there is any other way to delete desktop shortcut without effecting StartMenu shortcut functionality.


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Posted by: joseph 13 years ago
Orange Belt
Hello Mekaywe,

I got your point, You have to delete the shortcut from desktop which is created by the Namespce registry.
But Documentum forum says not to delete the desktop shortcut as it is effecting functionality of the statmenu shortcut.
So here is the solution. Hide the shortcut from the desktop using the below registry.
Create a name as {DC7DCDE8-9671-11D1-86E9-006008AC2DE7} and value as 1 (DWORD) under the below mentioned registry. Make it 1 for hide and 0 for display.
{DC7DCDE8-9671-11D1-86E9-006008AC2DE7} DWORD 1

Posted by: anonymous_9363 13 years ago
Red Belt
It would be simpler, wouldn't it, to prevent from executing whichever mechanism installs the shortcut, be that a component containing the registry entry or a Custom Action. Then, you would create your own shortcut in the normal way.
Posted by: mekaywe 13 years ago
Brown Belt
Of Coz.., here the scenario is that shortcut is created using explorer.exe as the way MyComputer, RecycleBin shortcuts are created in OS.
This particular shortcut is present in 2 locations... 1. Desktop 2.StartMenu
Now, I want to remove Desktop shortcut ( performed the tast by deleting registry under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace ) but Shortcut present under StartMenu is not working as it is referring to above registry hive.

I would like to know if there is any other way to delete Desktop shortcut so that StartMenu shortcut will function as usual.
Posted by: anonymous_9363 13 years ago
Red Belt
Did you not read my reply? What you have there is shell extension shortcut (or whatever MS is calling this type of s/c this week). You need to locate where it's being created in the current package and disable that. Then simply create a "proper" shortcut in the normal way.
Posted by: Kiran Madadi 13 years ago
Yellow Belt
Hi joseph,

Thank you very much it worked chamingly..[;)]
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