To set up two shortcuts for an MS-DOS program


Open My Computer


Locate the MS-DOS-based program (.exe) file, the program information file (.pif), or the shortcut you want to change.


Right-click the file and click Create Shortcut. Create two shortcuts to the MS-DOS program, and give each a distinct name. If a shortcut already exists, save the new one with a different name.


For each shortcut you create, please refer to the documentation that came with the MS-DOS-based program for the appropriate settings to enter in the Properties dialog box.


To open My Computer, click Start, and then click My Computer.

Creating separate program information files (PIFs) for shortcuts to MS-DOS programs allows you to save different settings and formatting, which will automatically be used when you start the program from the shortcut.

Related Topics

Using PIF files

Put a shortcut on the desktop

Specify shortcut keys

Create or change a PIF

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