To put a shortcut on the desktop


Open My Computer


Double-click a drive or folder.


Click the item you want, such as a file, program, folder, printer, or computer.


On the File menu, click Create Shortcut.


Resize the window so you can see the desktop.


Drag the new shortcut to the desktop.


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

You can also drag an item to the desktop with the right mouse button, and then click Create Shortcut(s) Here.

To change the shortcut's properties, right-click the shortcut, and then click Properties.

When you delete a shortcut to an item, the original item is not deleted. It still exists on your computer in its original location.

Related Topics

Make a shortcut in a folder

Start menu overview

Files and folders overview

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