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Offline FabianR

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VLC Media Player x64 EXE - desktop shortcut not removed
« on: May 11, 2021, 05:20:05 AM »
Hi

I just tested the update of VLC with the activated option for the desktop shortcut removal. I use the publishing service.
The shortcut was not removed! Is this because I use the EXE? On other software updates it worked when the MSI was used.

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Fabian


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Re: VLC Media Player x64 EXE - desktop shortcut not removed
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2021, 06:57:06 AM »
Is this shortcut on the public desktop? Can you let us know what the shortcut filename is?

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Re: VLC Media Player x64 EXE - desktop shortcut not removed
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2021, 06:59:50 AM »
Hi Justin,

yes, it's on the  public desktop.
The name is
VLC media player.lnk

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Re: VLC Media Player x64 EXE - desktop shortcut not removed
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2021, 07:05:18 AM »
When did you enable the delete shortcut option? We have the correct file name:

<ShortcutFileName>VLC media player</ShortcutFileName>

If you enable it after the update was published, it may not apply until the next update is released for VLC to remove shortcuts.

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Re: VLC Media Player x64 EXE - desktop shortcut not removed
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2021, 03:13:42 AM »
Hi Justin,

I'm not sure if I enabled it after the update was published.
But today the newest version was installed without the desktop icon. So it works now  :)