FAQ - Windows 2000: How to create shortcuts


How do I create a shortcut on my desktop?


To create a shortcut for a program do the following:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Click on Programs.
  3. Highlight the program you want to create a shortcut for.
  4. Using the right mouse button, drag the program to desktop.
  5. A window will come up.
  6. Select Create Shortcut(s) Here.

To create a shortcut from scratch:

  1. Right click on your desktop.
  2. Select New
  3. Select Shortcut
  4. This will bring up a Create Shortcut dialog box.
  5. Type in the path of the file you want to create a shortcut of, or click Browse to search your hard drive for the file you want.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Click Finish.
  8. This will create the icon on your desktop.

To modify a shortcut do the following:

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Category: Operating Systems     Platform: Windows 2000
Document #: 559     Author: Jared Young    
Last Modified by: Joshua Moor on 05/20/2008