To make a shortcut in a folder


Open My Documents

If the folder where you want to place the shortcut is not located in My Documents or its subfolders, use Search to find it. To open Search, click Start, and then click Search.


Double-click the folder where you want to place the shortcut.


On the File menu, point to New, and then click Shortcut.


Follow the instructions in the Create Shortcut Wizard.


To open My Documents, click Start, and then click My Documents

If you want to create a shortcut to a folder, right-click the folder, and then click Create Shortcut. This creates a shortcut to the folder you selected. To move the shortcut, select it, and then drag it to a new location.

A shortcut is a quick way to start a frequently used program or open a file or folder without having to go to its installed location. For more information, click Related Topics

Related Topics

Start menu overview

Put a shortcut on the desktop

Display a program at the top of the Start menu

Start menu overview

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