Learn to Create a Shortcut in Windows for a program, application, folder or website.
- What is Shortcut in Windows and How to create a Shortcut in Windows?
A shortcut is a direct access shortcut link to access a file, location or a program in Windows. You can access the targeted file, or Program using this shortcut which makes it easy to open the program or location without entering the entire program location path.
TWO METHODS TO CREATE A SHORTCUT IN WINDOWS
- Using Right-click Menu
- Using File location
A Desktop shortcut makes it user-friendly and reduces the requirement of entering the entire file’s path while accessing the file or location. Creating a shortcut in windows also allows the user to execute programs or script. For example, you can create a short in Windows to shutdown, Hibernate or Restart the Computer in one click.
Creating a Shortcut in Windows Using Right Click Menu
Right Click on an empty place where you want to create a shortcut
Head to New option in the menu
This will open a new dialogue box, select shortcut option
This will open a new window asking for the location of the file or folder for which you want to create a shortcut. Click on the Browse button and locate the file you want a shortcut for.
Additionally, you can also type the location of the file or folder manually in the empty space.
Once you have located the file or folder, its time to name the newly created shortcut. Name as per your desire. Click Finish.
This will create a new shortcut in Windows. You can cut, copy this shortcut to paste it anywhere.
creating a Shortcut in Windows Using File location
This step to creating a shortcut in Windows is quite easy.
Locate the file or folder you want to create the shortcut.
Once located, right click on the file or folder and select create shortcut in the drop-down menu
This will create a shortcut of the file in the same location. You can easily identify the Shortcut with the title “shortcut” at the end of the main file name.
You can again cut or copy this shortcut and paste it to your desired location.