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It works.
author Brad Greco <>
date Sat, 25 Jun 2016 13:42:54 +1000
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´╗┐using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.IO;
using System.Linq;

namespace ShortcutKeyFinder
    /// <summary>Class to find all shortcuts that have hotkeys assigned</summary>
    /// <remarks>As far as I can tell, Windows only looks for shortcut hotkeys in the Start Menu and on the Desktop. So this class does as well.</remarks>
    class ShortcutKeyFinder
        private bool _showAll;
        private List<Shortcut> _allShortcuts = new List<Shortcut>(); // List to hold all the shortcuts we find, regardless of whether they have hotkeys

        /// <summary>List of all shortcuts found in the search locations</summary>
        /// <remarks>If <see cref="ShowAll"/> is true, shortcuts without assigned hotkeys are included</remarks>
        public BindingList<Shortcut> Shortcuts { get; private set; }

        /// <summary>Indicates whether to include shortcuts without assigned hotkeys in the list of <see cref="Shortcuts"/></summary>
        public bool ShowAll
            get { return _showAll; }
                _showAll = value;

        /// <summary>Constructor</summary>
        public ShortcutKeyFinder()
            Shortcuts = new BindingList<Shortcut>();

        /// <summary>Scans the search locations for shortcut files</summary>
        /// <param name="Admin">Whether to consider shortcuts owned by all users as read-only</param>
        public void LoadShortcuts(bool Admin = false)
            // Reset the master list and rescan the search directories
            LoadShortcuts(Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.StartMenu), false);
            LoadShortcuts(Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.CommonStartMenu), !Admin);
            LoadShortcuts(Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.DesktopDirectory), false);
            LoadShortcuts(Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.CommonDesktopDirectory), !Admin);
            // Update the public list with what we found

        /// <summary>Recursively scans a directory shortcut files</summary>
        /// <param name="path">Directory to scan</param>
        /// <param name="readOnly">Whether to consider the found shortcuts as read-only</param>
        /// <remarks>The <paramref name="readOnly"/> parameter exists for speed, to avoid checking permissions on every file. Good enough for our purposes.</remarks>
        private void LoadShortcuts(string path, bool readOnly)
                foreach (string lnk in Directory.EnumerateFiles(path, "*.lnk", SearchOption.AllDirectories))
                    _allShortcuts.Add(new Shortcut(lnk) { ReadOnly = readOnly });
            catch { } // Silently ignore access denied errors, likely nothing the user can do about it anyway

        /// <summary>Updates the public list of <see cref="Shortcuts"/> with the results of the most recent scan</summary>
        private void UpdateShortcutList()
            // Remove event handlers while we're manipulating the list
            Shortcuts.ListChanged -= Shortcuts_ListChanged;

            // Reset the list and add all appropriate shortcuts based on the current value of ShowAll
            foreach (Shortcut shortcut in _allShortcuts)
                if (shortcut.Hotkey != null || _showAll)

            // Go through the list and look for duplicates

            // Re-add event handlers
            Shortcuts.ListChanged += Shortcuts_ListChanged;

        /// <summary>Triggers a search for duplicate shortcuts when one of the shortcuts changes</summary>
        void Shortcuts_ListChanged(object sender, ListChangedEventArgs e)

        /// <summary>Scans for shortcuts that have duplicate hotkeys</summary>
        private void FindDuplicateShortcuts()
            Shortcuts.GroupBy(shortcut => shortcut.Hotkey).ToList().ForEach(group => group.ToList().ForEach(shortcut => shortcut.HasDuplicateHotkey = group.Count() > 1 && group.Key != null));