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Re: PROBLEMS WITH WINDOWS SHORTCUTS
From: Alexander Kiwerski <alex () winstar net>
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2003 14:22:28 -0800

Verified on Windows XP Pro SP1.  Crashes Explorer everytime.

/Alex Kiwerski


At 05:19 AM 3/15/2003 -0800, S G Masood wrote:

PROBLEMS WITH WINDOWS SHORTCUTS






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Topic: Problems with Windows Shortcuts
Tested With: Windows 98, Windows 2000 Server
Author: S.G.Masood (sgmasood () yahoo com)


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DESCRIPTION:

There is a problem with the way Windows (tested with
Win98 and Win2k Server) handles shortcut (.lnk) files.

A specially crafted shortcut will crash
explorer.exe/shell32.dll.

A shortcut, say, A.lnk is created and it is made to
point to another
shortcut B.lnk. Then, B.lnk is made to point to A.lnk.
Now when the
folder containing these two files is viewed or
accessed in any way,
explorer crashes.


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