Desktop shortcuts are paths to a specific file that is in complex folders and on computer disks. With these shortcuts, you have the ability to easily open apps with just one click. In addition, they reduce the need to access applications from the original location of the file and thus save your precious time. Learn how to create desktop shortcuts today.
Method 1 of 2: Use the desktop menu
Step 1. Right click on any empty part on the desktop
Point the option New from the context menu.
- This action will redirect you to another dialog box. From there select Shortcut.
Step 2. Look for a new window
Wait for a new window to appear asking you to locate the location of the file from which you want to create the shortcut. You must choose the option to browse to the location of the file. As soon as you choose the directory, the field will be filled with the path.
You also have the option to write the address of the file down, but it is always better to choose the location, as this will minimize the likelihood of making mistakes
Step 3. Click Next
You will find this option in the lower right part of the active window.
Step 4. Rename the shortcut
If a button To end appears at the bottom of the dialog box, click on it. In case you see the button Following instead, click it, choose the icon you want to use for the shortcut, and then click To end.
Method 2 of 2: Use the file location
Step 1. Find the location
Find the app or file from which you want to create the shortcut.
Step 2. Right click on that specific file or application
Be sure to select the file before right clicking.
Step 3. Wait for a context menu to appear
At this level, choose the option To create a shortcut.
The shortcut you created will now appear at the end of the list of programs. If, for example, you have created a shortcut to Microsoft Word, you will see this at the end of the list
Step 4. Drag the shortcut to the desktop
Now you can easily access the app with a double click.