Creating a shortcut in Microsoft Windows is a straightforward process that can be completed in a few steps.
1. Right Click on the Desktop: Begin by right-clicking anywhere on your desktop. This will bring up a context menu with several options.
2. Select New: From this context menu, select “New” which will bring up another submenu with several more options. From this submenu, select “Shortcut”.
3. Enter a Path or Browse for a File: Once you have selected “Shortcut”, a dialogue box will appear asking you to enter the path of the item you would like to create a shortcut to, or browse for the file. If you know the exact location of the file or folder you are creating a shortcut to, you can enter the full path to the item. Alternatively, you can click the “Browse” button and navigate through the file directory to find the item you wish to create a shortcut to.
4. Name the Shortcut: Once you locate the file or folder you wish to create a shortcut to, you will be asked to name your shortcut. You can give your shortcut any name you wish.
5. Change the Icon: If desired, you can also change the icon of the shortcut by selecting the “Change Icon” button located in the bottom right corner of the dialogue box. This will bring up a list of icons you can choose from. Select the one you want and click the “OK” button.
6. Finish the Process: Click the “Finish” button when you are done customizing the shortcut. This will create the shortcut on your desktop. You can now double-click the shortcut to open the item you created it for.
That’s all there is to creating a shortcut in Microsoft Windows.