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AR# 35331

12.1 Install - Shortcuts and desktop icons are not created when language is set to anything other than English or Japanese


My language localization is set to a language other than English or Japanese.

After installation, my desktop icons and shortcuts were not created, and the following error occurs:

"Failed to create link xxx.lnk to xxx.xxx"

a) How can I create the shortcuts and desktop icons?

b) How can I uninstall Vivado without the shortcuts in the Start Menu? 


Localization settings of English and Japanese are the only supported languages.

Any other language setting is not supported and can cause issues with other Xilinx ISE Design Suite tools. 

To install the shortcuts and desktop icons, download the following patch and place it into your installed Xilinx directory.

Xilinx recommends that you back up your "libwiclient.dll" file prior to dropping the new patch file so that you can revert back if needed.

After applying the patch, run shortcutSetup.bat from the Xilinx ISE Design Suite in the common/bin/nt(64) location.

For the patch, download and unzip the file (see the readme file for more information).

Patch: http://www.xilinx.com/txpatches/pub/swhelp/ise12_updates/ar35331.zip

To uninstall IDS 12.1 without the shortcuts in the Start Menu, run the following commands in a command line window.

You will need to change the path in the commands if you installed IDS 12.1 into a different directory.

32bit Windows OS

C:\Xilinx\12.1\ISE_DS\common\bin\nt\xsetup.exe -uninstall

64bit Windows OS

C:\Xilinx\12.1\ISE_DS\common\bin\nt\xsetup.exe -uninstall

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Associated Answer Records

Answer Number Answer Title Version Found Version Resolved
35464 12.x Install - Known Issues N/A N/A
AR# 35331
Date 06/10/2014
Status Active
Type Known Issues
  • ISE Design Suite - 12.1