Bug 12285 - Every time an update is applied, my Xamarin shortcut on the desktop is made invalid
Summary: Every time an update is applied, my Xamarin shortcut on the desktop is made i...
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: Installer ()
Version: 4.0.6
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: master
Assignee: Marius Ungureanu
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-05-17 12:15 UTC by Jim O'Brien
Modified: 2015-08-27 09:40 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Jim O'Brien 2013-05-17 12:15:32 UTC
Every time Xamarin Studio is updated, the shortcut (built using 'Send To' via 'All Programs') gets corrupted and I must delete the corrupted one and rebuild.

I have had to do this 3 times since I installed Xamarin 3 days ago.

To say the least, it is a bit annoying.
Comment 1 Marius Ungureanu 2013-06-19 04:39:50 UTC
The corruption consists of the shortcut linking to:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Xamarin Studio\bin\"

Aka, the XamarinStudio.exe is trimmed.
Comment 2 Marius Ungureanu 2015-08-27 09:40:07 UTC
No longer an issue in 5.10.