This is a short post on how to create a custom entry point in VMware ThinApp. You may have run into the problem before where you create a shortcut with a number switches and hope to be able to use this as an entry point, but when you run the ThinApp postscan the shortcut you created doesn’t show up as a selectable entry point.
The solution is simple. When you have created the entry point you want, simply rename the shortcut and add the extension .exe as shown below. This won’t affect the shortcut but will allow ThinApp to pick it up as valid executable.
In my example, I have an application shortcut as well as a shortcut to a text configuration file. I simply added .exe onto the file name to make it visible as an entry in VMware ThinApp.
Thanks for reading and look out for my other articles on VMware ThinApp