Create shortcuts in Windows

Well, I know that this tutorial is for newbies, but there always will be newbies. On the other hand, I can bet that some of you know how to make shortcut just on desktop. Am I right? Never mind, lets create shortcuts.

First method everyone knows. It`s easy. I have created Some Folder in my C drive and one Word file I named Some Document (Slide 1.).

Create shortcuts in Windows

Slide 1.

Find document for for which you want to create shortcut, right click on it and on menu navigate to Sent to. On drop down menu select Desktop (Create shortcut) (Slide 2).

Create shortcuts in Windows

Slide 2.

But what in case, you want to create shortcut somewhere else, other then desktop. For this purpose I have created folder on desktop named Other location. I have opened it and right click. Please navigate to New and then select shortcut (Slide 3).

Create shortcuts in Windows 

Slide 3.

Wizard will be started and you will be asked for file location or to browse in order to find file/folder to create shortcut. Select Browse (Slide 4).

Create shortcuts in Windows

Slide 4.

Then browse to location and select, in this case file (Slide 5). Select OK.

Create shortcuts in Windows

Slide 5.

On next slide select Next in order to confirm location (Slide 6).

Create shortcuts in Windows

Now you will be prompt to give name to shortcut. Leave it just as it is named originally or don`t listen to me and give shortcut a name you want (Slide 7). Select Finish and your shortcut will be applied to this location.

Create shortcuts in Windows

Slide 7.

You can create shortcut for any file or folder, on your PC as many times as you want.

Believe me, I was stunned how many people did`t know second way to create shortcut.

Until next tutorial, please visit our other tutorials. We are looking forward to your comments and suggestions.

 

Dejan Dzodan

Dejan Dzodan

IT professional for more then 15 years, mostly in financial institutions but with experience in ISP and retail. Proven in networking and overall infrastructure projects. Cisco instructor.

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