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Link0 specifies the path to the first recently opened program link on the Start menu.

This setting has no effect on Server Core installations of Windows Server 2008.




Specifies the path to the first link on the Start menu. Path_to_first_link is a string with a maximum length of 259 characters.

This string type does not support empty elements. Do not create an empty value for this setting.

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Applies To

For the list of the supported Windows editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup.

This setting is available to OEMs and system builders.

XML Example

The following XML output shows how to set a shortcut for Notepad.

   <Link0>%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\Notepad.lnk</Link0>

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