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How to Create a Desktop Shortcut in Windows?
  • Last Updated : 10 May, 2020

Desktop shortcuts are a quick link to a particular file found inside the complex directories and drives on our Windows operating systems. Applications can be opened easily with only one click through desktop shortcuts. We can create desktop shortcuts for any type of file. Moreover, using desktop shortcuts reduces the valuable time of the user.

Ways of creating Desktop Shortcuts

Desktop Shortcuts can be created in multiple ways as per the user’s choice. Following are some of the methods of creating Shortcuts:

Method 1:
Follow the steps given below to create a Desktop Shortcut:

Step 1: Go to the folder which contains the file.
Step 2: Right click on the file and go to Send to.
Step 3: Click Desktop(create shortcut).


 
Method 2:
Follow the steps given below to create a Desktop Shortcut:



Step 1: Right click and go to New.
Step 2: Click Shortcut and a pop up window will open.
Step 3: Click Browse and set the path of the application, then click Ok.
Step 4: Click Next.
Step 5: Rename the desktop shortcut.
Step 6: Click Finish.


 

Method 3:
Follow the steps given below to create a Desktop Shortcut:

Step 1: Go to the folder which contains the application file.
Step 2: Right click on the file and click Create shortcut.
Step 3: Now drag the file to desktop.


 
Method 4:
Follow the steps given below to create a Desktop Shortcut:

Step 1: Go to the folder which contains the application file.
Step 2: Right-click on the file and click Copy.
Step 3: Now come to the desktop and right-click.
Step 4: Click Paste shortcut.

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