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Tip: rename OpenEdge shortcuts on windows to show version

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Tip: rename OpenEdge shortcuts on windows to show version

  • With multiple progress versions on one windows machine it's difficult to select the correct shortcuts.

    I used the following powershell command to rename those shortcuts.

    1. make sure you have write permissions on the shortcut folder.

    2. start a powershell in that folder

    3. Execute following statement, change the replace pattern with the correct version

    dir *.lnk | Rename-Item -NewName {$_.Name -replace '.lnk',' 11.5 (32-bit).lnk' }

    Example

    > dir

        Directory: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Progress\OpenEdge 11.5 (32-bit)

    Mode                LastWriteTime     Length Name
    ----                -------------     ------ ----
    -a---        29/01/2015     11:07       1671 Add Components.lnk
    -a---        29/01/2015     11:07       1764 AppBuilder.lnk

    ...

    -a---        29/01/2015     11:07       2668 Uninstall OpenEdge.lnk
    -a---        29/01/2015     11:07       1802 Version Info.lnk


    > dir *.lnk | Rename-Item -NewName {$_.Name -replace '.lnk',' 11.5 (32-bit).lnk' }
    > dir


        Directory: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Progress\OpenEdge 11.5 (32-bit)


    Mode                LastWriteTime     Length Name
    ----                -------------     ------ ----
    -a---        29/01/2015     11:07       1671 Add Components 11.5 (32-bit).lnk
    -a---        29/01/2015     11:07       1764 AppBuilder 11.5 (32-bit).lnk
    ...

    -a---        29/01/2015     11:07       2668 Uninstall OpenEdge 11.5 (32-bit).lnk
    -a---        29/01/2015     11:07       1802 Version Info 11.5 (32-bit).lnk

  • Hi Carl

    This is most useful! Thanks!

    Simon L Prinsloo

    www.vidisolve.com

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