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Software Upload not able to upload a shortcut file


Article ID: 171468


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Software Management Solution


When trying to upload a shortcut file, into the ITMS console, the file is not upload.
Instead the shortcut file being uploaded, the referenced file is being uploaded.


  • In this example we will try to upload a Google Chrome's shortcut
  • First of all, we need to create the shortcut


  • Shortcut created:


  • After we have created the shortcut, now we will try to upload it.


  • When the upload finishes we will see that what was uploaded was not the shortcut file, but the refereed file:

No error message.


ITMS 8.1 RU5


This is a known issue using HTML controls in Windows. Windows passes the real file instead of the link file. When using Java, it has its own file selection control that didn't implement Windows.


  • There is a workaround that the end user can use to bypass that issue.
  • You will need to select the needed file, and compress that as a .zip file.


  • After that, try to upload that .zip file into the console.


  • Remember to click YES, so the file will be decompressed


  • You will see that the .zip file will be decompressed and only the actual file will be shown in the upload section.