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Is there a way to prevent iTunes upgrades from trashing my quick launch shortcut?

Is there a way to prevent iTunes upgrades from trashing my quick launch shortcut?

On Windows XP, is there a way to make it so that every time iTunes comes out with some minor point upgrade, it doesn't render the shortcut in my quick launch bar useless? Once I've upgraded, the shortcut's icon turns to the generic "window" icon, and no longer launches iTunes, forcing me to delete it and create a new shortcut. This is dumb. I understand why it would happen (I guess the location of the iTunes executable changes or is renamed?), but is there any way to prevent that?

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Guest [Entry]

"The executable stays where it is, the problem is caused by the ""shortcut"" being a special Windows Installer shortcut which runs the main executable associated with the installed package. Which, as you say, means it breaks every time the installed package is replaced.

A simple manually-created shortcut to the actual executable should work fine."