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JuniorJr
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ThinReg without icon creation?

Hi,

Is there a switch to have ThinReg NOT create icons? We want file associations, but no icons created (on the desktop nor in the start menu).

Thx.

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Phil_Helmling
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you can comment out the Shortcuts= line for each entry point. Eg.

Before

[Microsoft Access 2010.exe]
Source=%ProgramFilesDir%\Microsoft Office\Office14\MSACCESS.EXE
Shortcut=Microsoft Office Pro Plus 2010.dat
Icon=%SystemRoot%\Installer\{90140000-0011-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}\accicons.exe
FileTypes=.accda.accdb.accdc.accde.accdr.accdt.accdu.accdw.ade.adn.adp.mad.maf.mag.mam.maq.mar.mas.mat.mau.mav.maw.mda.mdb.mdbhtml.mde.mdn.mdt.mdw.wizhtml
ObjectTypes=Access.ACCDAExtension;Access.ACCDCFile;Access.ACCDCFile.14;Access.ACCDEFile;Access.ACCDEFile.14;Access.ACCDRFile.14;Access.ACCDTFile;Access.ACCDTFile.14;Access.ACCFTFile;Access.ACCFTFile.14;Access.ADEFile;Access.ADEFile.14;Access.Application;Access.Application.14;Access.Extension;Access.Extension.14;Access.MDBFile;Access.MDEFile;Access.MDEFile.14;Access.Project;Access.Project.14;Access.WebApplicationReference.14
Shortcuts=%Programs%\Microsoft Office

After

[Microsoft Access 2010.exe]
Source=%ProgramFilesDir%\Microsoft Office\Office14\MSACCESS.EXE
Shortcut=Microsoft Office Pro Plus 2010.dat
Icon=%SystemRoot%\Installer\{90140000-0011-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}\accicons.exe
FileTypes=.accda.accdb.accdc.accde.accdr.accdt.accdu.accdw.ade.adn.adp.mad.maf.mag.mam.maq.mar.mas.mat.mau.mav.maw.mda.mdb.mdbhtml.mde.mdn.mdt.mdw.wizhtml
ObjectTypes=Access.ACCDAExtension;Access.ACCDCFile;Access.ACCDCFile.14;Access.ACCDEFile;Access.ACCDEFile.14;Access.ACCDRFile.14;Access.ACCDTFile;Access.ACCDTFile.14;Access.ACCFTFile;Access.ACCFTFile.14;Access.ADEFile;Access.ADEFile.14;Access.Application;Access.Application.14;Access.Extension;Access.Extension.14;Access.MDBFile;Access.MDEFile;Access.MDEFile.14;Access.Project;Access.Project.14;Access.WebApplicationReference.14
;Shortcuts=%Programs%\Microsoft Office

this will keep the file and object associations but not create shortcuts in the Start Menu\All Programs\Microsoft Office folder

Phil

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Phil_Helmling
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you can comment out the Shortcuts= line for each entry point. Eg.

Before

[Microsoft Access 2010.exe]
Source=%ProgramFilesDir%\Microsoft Office\Office14\MSACCESS.EXE
Shortcut=Microsoft Office Pro Plus 2010.dat
Icon=%SystemRoot%\Installer\{90140000-0011-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}\accicons.exe
FileTypes=.accda.accdb.accdc.accde.accdr.accdt.accdu.accdw.ade.adn.adp.mad.maf.mag.mam.maq.mar.mas.mat.mau.mav.maw.mda.mdb.mdbhtml.mde.mdn.mdt.mdw.wizhtml
ObjectTypes=Access.ACCDAExtension;Access.ACCDCFile;Access.ACCDCFile.14;Access.ACCDEFile;Access.ACCDEFile.14;Access.ACCDRFile.14;Access.ACCDTFile;Access.ACCDTFile.14;Access.ACCFTFile;Access.ACCFTFile.14;Access.ADEFile;Access.ADEFile.14;Access.Application;Access.Application.14;Access.Extension;Access.Extension.14;Access.MDBFile;Access.MDEFile;Access.MDEFile.14;Access.Project;Access.Project.14;Access.WebApplicationReference.14
Shortcuts=%Programs%\Microsoft Office

After

[Microsoft Access 2010.exe]
Source=%ProgramFilesDir%\Microsoft Office\Office14\MSACCESS.EXE
Shortcut=Microsoft Office Pro Plus 2010.dat
Icon=%SystemRoot%\Installer\{90140000-0011-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}\accicons.exe
FileTypes=.accda.accdb.accdc.accde.accdr.accdt.accdu.accdw.ade.adn.adp.mad.maf.mag.mam.maq.mar.mas.mat.mau.mav.maw.mda.mdb.mdbhtml.mde.mdn.mdt.mdw.wizhtml
ObjectTypes=Access.ACCDAExtension;Access.ACCDCFile;Access.ACCDCFile.14;Access.ACCDEFile;Access.ACCDEFile.14;Access.ACCDRFile.14;Access.ACCDTFile;Access.ACCDTFile.14;Access.ACCFTFile;Access.ACCFTFile.14;Access.ADEFile;Access.ADEFile.14;Access.Application;Access.Application.14;Access.Extension;Access.Extension.14;Access.MDBFile;Access.MDEFile;Access.MDEFile.14;Access.Project;Access.Project.14;Access.WebApplicationReference.14
;Shortcuts=%Programs%\Microsoft Office

this will keep the file and object associations but not create shortcuts in the Start Menu\All Programs\Microsoft Office folder

Phil

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Cievo
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Any success of this? I think it's clear, so you can close this thread.

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JuniorJr
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Thanks!  Yep, that did it.  Was just finally able to test.

Thanks again.

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