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3 ways to create a desktop shortcut in Windows 7

I will show you how to create a folder, file or an application shortcut in a three different ways.

  Author: mat | Version: 7 | 4th March 2012 |  

One way to create a Windows 7 desktop shortcut is to right click the object you want to create a shortcut for.

Object can be a folder, document, picture, video, basically or any other type of a file. I chose a folder named Dreevoo.

Right click the folder ...


... click Send to and choose Desktop (create shortcut).


And here's a shortcut to a dreevoo folder right there.


Another way to create a desktop shortcut in Windows 7 is to right click the object and choose Copy.

I'm going to make a desktop shortcut for Microsoft Excel 2010 application.


Then right click your desktop and choose Paste shortcut.


And here's my application shortcut to Microsoft Excel 2010.


Third way to create a shortcut might be the fastest way.

Choose the object you want to make a shortcut for.

Microsoft Word 2010 document in my case.

Click a file and hold your mouse button then press and hold Shift + Ctrl keys ...


... drag the file or folder to your desktop then release mouse button and both keys you were holding.


And here it is the third shorcut.

All three ways of creating a desktop shortcut I showed you, can be used with all types of files or folders.

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podtalje, 7th Mar 2012, 9:09 AM
One more useful shortcut which I am using a lot:

Ctrl+SHift+N (create new folder)
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