Wednesday, November 02, 2005

PocketPC Survival Kit II

One side-effect of installing GPSIdea is that it adds itself to the Start menu, which I consider a bit annoying. The number of items on the Start up menu is limited and not every program is that vital to be included there.

Behind the scenes what is happening is the creation of a .lnk file added to the "/Windows/Start Menu" (not StartUp) directory. The .lnk file is a simple text that indicates the .lnk file size and the executable to be launched, plus parameters if any.

You can use a tool like TotalCommander to edit these files. This freeware tool will show the file extensions usually omitted by File Explorer, perform group copy, deletes plus lots of other handy features.