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How Do I Create Shortcuts in Windows 8?

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How Do I Create Shortcuts in Windows 8?

Windows 8 allows users and administrators to create shortcuts of the applications or files/folders that they frequently use. The shortcuts can be created either on the desktop, or anywhere else in the hard disk drive.

How to Create a Shortcut on the Desktop

In order to create a shortcut for any object on the desktop, instructions given below must be followed:

  1. Log on to Windows 8 computer with the administrator account.
  2. Click Desktop tile from the Start screen to go to the desktop window.
  3. Once on the desktop screen, click File Explorer icon from the taskbar.
  4. On the opened Libraries window, navigate to locate the file or folder whose shortcut is to be placed on desktop.
  5. Once located, right-click the file or folder.
  6. From the displayed context menu, hover mouse to Send to.
  7. From the displayed submenu, click Desktop (create shortcut) to add a shortcut of the selected file or folder on the desktop.




  • How to Create a Shortcut at Any Other Location?

    To create a shortcut at any other location, instructions given below must be followed:

    1. Log on to Windows 8 computer with the administrator account.
    2. Click Desktop tile from the Start screen to go to the desktop window.
    3. Once on the desktop screen, click File Explorer icon from the taskbar.
    4. On the opened Libraries window, navigate and locate the file or folder whose shortcut is to be created at any other location.
    5. Once located, right-click the file or folder.
    6. From the displayed context menu, click Create shortcut.



    7. Once the shortcut of the selected file or folder is created, place the created shortcut to any other location as desired.

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