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Cannot Rename File with .lnk Extension

Symptoms
If you rename a file so that it has an .lnk extension, you cannot removeor change the .lnk extension, and you may not be able to open the file.
Cause
When you rename a file's extension to .lnk, the file is associated as ashortcut file. Windows CE does not display the .lnk extension for shortcutfiles, and you cannot rename an .lnk extension in Windows CE.
Resolution
To rename a file with an .lnk extension, follow these steps:

  1. Move the file from your Handheld PC (H/PC) to the Windows folder on your desktop computer using H/PC Explorer.
  2. Rename the file on your desktop computer using an extension other than .lnk. To do so, type the following lines at a command prompt, pressing ENTER after each line:
    cd \windows ren <filename>.lnk <filename>.<new extension>
  3. Move the file back to your H/PC using H/PC Explorer.
Status
Microsoft is researching this problem and will post new information herein the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.
More information
After you change the file's extension to .lnk, the extension is notdisplayed even if you disable the Hide File Extensions setting in theOptions dialog box in My Handheld PC. If you press ALT and tap the fileand then tap Properties, the General tab in the Properties dialog boxreports the file type as Shortcut. However, there is no Shortcut tab.
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Article ID: 162905 - Last Review: 06/22/2014 18:13:00 - Revision: 3.0

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