Unicode-aware file shortcuts in Windows

John Bauman john at baumanfamily.com
Sat Sep 17 07:39:22 CEST 2005

"Stanislaw Findeisen" <my_initials at nglogic.com> wrote in message 
news:dgfjg8$j0n$1 at achot.icm.edu.pl...
> Does anyone know how to create file shortcuts in Windows?
> The only way I know is like:
> ---------------------------------------------------------------
> import win32com.client
> wScriptShellObject = win32com.client.Dispatch("WScript.Shell")
> shortcutName = unicode("shortcut.lnk", "utf8")
> shortcut = wScriptShellObject.CreateShortcut(shortcutName)
> shortcut.TargetPath = <FULL PATH TO TARGET FILE>
> shortcut.Save()
> ---------------------------------------------------------------

I see that another way is available here: 
I haven't tried, and I don't have the knowledge to convert the C++ to 
Python, but it works at a lower level and may get around the bugs. It does 
seem that the name of the file isn't Unicode in their method, either, so I'm 
not sure if it'll work. 

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