This tweak stops windows creating the annoying "shotcut to" prefix when creating shortcuts to the desktop via either dragging/dropping or right clicking and selecting send to . This means that you do not need to rename all those shortcuts on your desktop . Here's how -
Start Registry Editor.
Locate the following registry key:
Modify the data value of the Link value to be 00 00 00 00.
NOTE : For Windows 95, the Link value does not exist by default. Create the Link value as a Binary value, with a data value of 00 00 00 00.
Restart the computer.
disable "shortcut to" prefix without external programs
Posted in Windows XP by Community Submission