Windows LNK file format

Aric Stewart aric at
Wed Mar 27 07:44:38 CST 2002

I would say write a winelib app using the IShellLink and IPersistantFile
interfaces. Basically do it the same way as you would under windows. 
However i seem to remember that you need to call COM functions
differently for winelib apps than windows apps. Can someone else confirm
that for me?


Lonnie Cumberland wrote:
> Hello All,
> I am working with wine and want to develop a simple application that
> will read the Win85/98/2000 LNK files that are used to hold the
> application data for the desktop icons and url.
> does anyone have any information on these files, or has anyone done
> any work with some code to read/write these files?
> Cheers,
> Lonnie
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