Every time you create a new shortcut, Windows 10 appends the "- Shortcut" text to its name. e.g. the shortcut for totalcmd.exe becomes named "totalcmd.exe - Shortcut". It is possible to disable the "- Shortcut" suffix for any shortcuts you create after disabling it. Let's see how it can be done.
Before you proceed: Here is an alternative and a more flexible Registry tweak. It will allow you to not only disable the " - Shortcut" suffix, but also to replace it with any desired text or even append some text as a prefix. Read the following article:
To disable the "- Shortcut" text for shortcuts in Windows 10, you need to apply a simple Registry tweak. For those who would like to avoid manual Registry editing, I made ready-to-use Registry files. You can download those files below (the undo file is included):
If you prefer to apply the Registry tweak manually, then do the following:
- Open Registry Editor.
- Go to the following Registry key:
- Double click the BINARY value named "link" change its value data from 15 00 00 00 to 00 00 00 00 as shown below:
- Restart the Explorer shell.
Now, if you create a new shortcut, the " - Shortcut" text will not be added. To restore the default behavior, change the mentioned "link" value data back to 15 00 00 00.