From Mount White Technology Solutions:
Remap is a simple application designed to automate the task of re-pointing file and folder shortcuts to a new location.
While shortcuts can be manually edited, Remap automates this process, allowing users to process hundreds of shortcuts in a few seconds.
Shortcuts can become invalid if the target file, application or folder is moved to a new location or to a different disk drive. When trying to launch a broken shortcut, Windows will display an error showing that the destination is no longer there.
Shortcuts can become invalid if the targer file, application or folder is moved to a new location or to a different disk drive. When trying to launch a broken shortcut, Windows will display an error showing that the destination is no longer there.
The Remap interface is very straightforward.
The main entry is the folder where the shortcuts you need to modify are located. Remap will recursively process the location given, as well as all subfolders nested up to 5 levels down from the initial location.
The other parameters are the "old path", and the "new path". Remap will simply look at the "Target" and "Start in" fields of the shortcut to string matching the text given as "old path". If a match is found, Remap will replace the text in "old path" with the text in "new path", and modify and save the shortcut.
Remap provides two modes: a "test mode", and an "update mode". Please note that test mode is the default. In test mode, Remap will simply read the shortcuts and tell the user what actions would have been taken with the given parameters. No updates are made.
Once update mode gives the expected results, switch to update mode to actually perform the changes.
The results are given in a text box, and can also be saved as a text file.
The use of "ReMap Shortcut Updater Personal Edition" is absolutely free for personal use. If you need aditional features such as the ability to add multiple replace strings, as well as a command-line option, please consider purchasing ReMap Pro edition.