[Bug 3548] .lnk file is created on the desktop together with the program icon...

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Fri May 7 03:36:18 CDT 2010

http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3548

--- Comment #29 from Damjan Jovanovic <damjan.jov at gmail.com>  2010-05-07 03:36:18 ---
(In reply to comment #28)
> Perhaps we could move the .lnk's from the 'user' desktop to the 'public'
> desktop, which would keep it off the 'real' desktop, but also allow keeping
> track of it to remove the .desktop for later removal?

The application tells shell32 to write the .lnk file to a specific
C:\path\to\file.lnk location and remembers that location. Any attempt to move
or rename the .lnk after that - even to the other desktop - loses that file and
stops the application from deleting it on uninstall.

The only thing I can think of that would fix this is to virtualize the
filesystem - eg. use a FUSE module that merges
~/.wine/drive_c/users/user/Desktop with ~/Desktop when reading, but write .lnk
files to ~/.wine/drive_c/users/user/Desktop and everything else to ~/Desktop.

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