Creating Shortcuts to Index Portable Apps

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Creating Shortcuts to Index Portable Apps

#1 Post by » 09 Aug 2018 17:20

Hello all,

Im forced to use multiple shared desktops for my job. Ive been struggling to maintaining a consistent desktop environment regardless of what machine I happen to be using that day. I started using Portable Apps to help with my workflow by at least using software of my preference.
I would like to use the keyboard and windows search to quickly launch my apps. I can leverage the indexing feature of Windows by placing a shortcut to each app in c:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\
A batch file to do this would be ideal, and perhaps another to cleanup when Im done.


EXEs to make shortcuts for are in the following folder structure:

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Create shortcuts to just the executables and place them into c:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Temporary Apps Folder

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