Chapter 1. Overview

A very primitive FileHandler which primarily allows to view the most important contents of Windows shortcut files.

However, as this is a proprietary binary format, only a very limited subset of its capabilities are supported. So limited that some files even can not be successfully opened!

The most basic features however can be extracted.

Attention: changing the contents and saving them will irrevocably lose a lot of information! The written files can safely be used in Windows however. But they lack special support for networked references etc. It is enough to produce a working shortcut for starting a Java application with parameters however ...