How to create a folder shortcut in Windows Desktop

If you are regularly accessing a windows folder for your work then you can create folder shortcut and place it on the desktop. This would reduce the extra steps required to access the folder using the Windows Explorer.

Go to your Windows Desktop and right click on the desktop. This would display the following menu and navigate New from the menu list and select Shortcut from the menu list.

New Shortcut option in Windows

This would display the below Create Shortcut window.

Create Shortcut option in Windows

Now specify the folder for which you want to create a shortcut by using the Browse button and navigate to required folder.

Browse for Files or Folders in Windows

Choose folder while creating shortcut

Click on the Next button and provide a name to the new folder shortcut.

Provide name for folder shortcut in Windows Desktop

Click on the Finish button. Now you should have a new desktop shortcut pointing to your Windows folder location.

Folder shortcut created in Windows Desktop

Also See: Windows shortcut for renaming a folder

In Category: Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8

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