Explorer Shortcuts

Often, you will want to use a particular program a lot but will not want to find it each time, as its folder might be difficult to find. The solution to this is to create a shortcut to a program. The shortcut is put somewhere easy to find, such as on the desktop, and double-clicking on it runs the program.

The shortcut file is small (a few hundred bytes), and contains the name of the file it points to. Windows can then run the file the shortcut points to.

To create a shortcut, first find the folder you want the shortcut put in, in Explorer. Then click "File", then "New" and "Shortcut". You will then be asked where you want the shortcut to point to. Click on "Next" and type in a name for the shortcut (a name not used by any other file in that folder). Then click "Finish".

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