Hey, Scripting Guy! Why does it feel like every single default setting in Microsoft Windows is wrong? It is so frustrating to me to spend five minutes changing all the defaults. For example, I open Internet Explorer and there are no system files.
Hey, Scripting Guy! Sometimes I type commands in the Run dialog box that I’d like to retrieve later on. I know the most recent commands I used are cached somewhere; that’s because they show up when I start typing in the Run dialog box.
Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I start Windows Explorer opened to a specific folder?— CD
Hey, CD. We’re going to let you in on one of the Scripting Guys’ most sordid secrets: sometimes the Scripting Guys don’t agree with each other.
Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I change the icon for an existing shortcut?— DF
Hey, DF. You know, the Scripting Guys (some of them, at least) are old enough to remember a time when you would never even think about changing an icon;
Hey, Scripting Guy! Instead of having the My Computer icon on the desktop read My Computer, I’d like to replace that with the name of the computer. Can I do that using a script?— TG
Hey, TG. We get asked this question quite a bit;