[Tutor] making a shortcut in windows

Oscar Benjamin oscar.j.benjamin at gmail.com
Tue Sep 4 14:06:55 CEST 2012

On 4 September 2012 02:57, Garry Willgoose <Garry.Willgoose at newcastle.edu.au
> wrote:

> I want to put a shortcut onto the desktop in windows (XP and later) in
> Python 2.6 or later. In Unix its easy using os.symlink but I can't find
> anything equivalent for windows. My searches on the web led me to the code
> below but the code returns the error
> AttributeError: function 'CreateSymbolicLinkW' not found
> so does anybody have any suggestions?

Are you really trying to create a symbolic link? Note that this is not the
same thing as a 'shortcut' in Windows. If you say why you want the shortcut
someone may be able to help you find another way of doing what you want.

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