Creating shortcuts in Windows can be done in several simple steps and can make finding your favorite files, folders, apps and websites easier.
1. Right click the file or folder you want to create a shortcut for.
2. Select “Create Shortcut” from the menu that appears.
3. A shortcut will appear on your desktop with the same name as the file or folder.
4. To change the icon, right-click the shortcut, select “Properties” from the menu that appears, then select the “Change Icon” button. You can either select an icon from the list or browse for a file that contains an image for your icon.
5. To customize the shortcut’s name, right-click the shortcut, select “Rename” from the menu that appears, and type in the new name.
6. To add the shortcut to the Windows Start menu so that it’s accessible from anywhere in Windows, right-click the shortcut, drag it over to the Start button located in the bottom-left of your screen, and drop it into the “Start Menu” folder. Your shortcut will now appear in the list of programs when you click the Start button.
7. If you want to add the shortcut to the Quick Launch bar located at the bottom of your desktop, right-click the shortcut, drag it to the taskbar and drop it onto the Quick Launch bar.
8. You can also drag the shortcut to other folders of your choice such as the desktop, Documents folder, etc.
9. Finally, if you want to be able to access the shortcut from any program, browser or email message, you can also drag the shortcut to the Windows\SendTo folder and you will have quick access to the shortcut from the Send To menu.
You can use these steps to create shortcuts for any kind of file or folder including images, music, videos, webpages, programs and more. This can help make accessing the items you use on a regular basis much easier and quicker.