Friday, February 27, 2009

Creating Program Aliases in Windows

Windows registry allows you to create program aliases i.e when you type "spreadsheet.exe" in Run it will open Excel Sheet i.e. C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE

Navigate to
HLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths

Create a sub-key, and call it the name of the alias you wish to create (e.g. "spreadsheet.exe") then Double Click on Default value of the sub-key and enter the complete path of the executable which you want to launch when you execute the alias (e.g. "C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE").

To test go to Start >> Run and type spreedsheet.exe and it will open Excel Sheet.


About This Blog

The Windows Registry is a database which stores settings and options for Microsoft Windows operating systems. It contains normally information and settings for hardware, operating system software, most non-operating system software, and per-user settings. Registry is used to optimize the security, enhance the functionality, modify the functioning of any software OR settings and many more.

In this blog I have tried to collect all the tweaks and hacks available on various website. I have tested many of these hacks before posting but still I would suggest you to take backup of your registry before trying any of these tweaks and if anything goes wrong while trying these hacks I or this blog will not be held responsible.

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