Deleting a Shortcut

Deleting shortcuts requires the use of the File System Object (FSO). The following scripts demonstrate the use of the File System Object to delete shortcuts.

// JScript.
Shell = new ActiveXObject("WScript.Shell");
FSO = new ActiveXObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject");
DesktopPath = Shell.SpecialFolders("Desktop");
FSO.DeleteFile(DesktopPath + "\\test.lnk")

' VBScript.
Set Shell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Set FSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
DesktopPath = Shell.SpecialFolders("Desktop")
FSO.DeleteFile DesktopPath & "\test.lnk"

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