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.