Nautilus should be able to parse .lnk files

Bug #136714 reported by Duncan Lithgow
This bug affects 6 people
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nautilus (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: nautilus

In order for GNU/Linux to make effective use of vfat partitions, which are a critical componant of boot environments shared with windows, Nautilus needs to be able to parse/follow windows-style file/directory links. Secondary to this RFE nautilus should also be able to create .Ink on vfat partitions and effortlessly link to files on vfat partitions from other file systems.

The current message on Ubuntu 7.10 (Sept. 2nd) is:

"filename.lnk" cannot be opened
No application suitable for automatic installation is available for handling this kind of file.

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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug, that has already been requested on

Changed in nautilus:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
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Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This is known upstream you can track it here:

Changed in nautilus:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
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Endolith (endolith) wrote :

Added Bug 307486 for .URL files, which are somewhat related.

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Duncan Lithgow (duncan-lithgow) wrote :

I don't an .url file is a related issue. This bug is about .lnk files created by windows to point to another location. A URL file could just be registered with a suitable MIME type and associated with a browser. I don't think this is the same type of issue.

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Endolith (endolith) wrote :

.lnk files would be launched by another script, anyway, right? So this bug has nothing to do with Nautilus.

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typo (gnomeuser8) wrote :

No, Endolith, you're not right. This has to be implemented in Nautilus like .desktop files. So you can use icons and edit the aim.

Changed in nautilus:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
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