A desktop shortcut allows you to access the files, folders, and programs you use often with just one click, saving you time and effort. This article explains how to create a desktop shortcut for applications, folders, and files on Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7.
Create a Shortcut on the Desktop
- Right-click any empty space on your desktop.
- Select New > Shortcut.
- Select Browse to find the file or program.
- Choose the file or program you want to create a shortcut and click OK.
- Type the name you want to assign to the shortcut and then click Finish
Create a Shortcut using Windows Explorer
- Open Windows Explorer and select the document or file for which you want to create a shortcut.
- Right-click the name of the document, and then click Create shortcut.
Note: if you don’t find create shortcut option in that case you would click Send To > Desktop (Create shortcut).
How to Create desktop shortcuts to web pages?
Create desktop shortcuts to the web pages on the Internet such as Safari, Google, and others by following the steps below:
- Firstly, open the web page for which you want to create a shortcut.
- Click and drag the icon to the left of the address in the address bar to your desktop.
- Now, release the mouse button to automatically create a shortcut.