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Creating a Shortcut to a File or Folder

It could take you a while to access a file or folder buried several levels down in a file hierarchy. To save some time, you can create shortcuts to the items you use frequently. A shortcut is a link that you can place in any location to gain instant access to a particular file, folder, or program on your hard disk or on a network just by double-clicking or double-tapping. The actual file, folder, or program remains stored in its original location, and you place an icon representing the shortcut in a convenient location, such as in a folder or on the desktop.

Create a Shortcut to a File or Folder

  • yellow-1.jpg In the desktop, click or tap the File Explorer button on the taskbar.
  • yellow-2.jpg Select the file or folder in which you want to create a shortcut.
  • yellow-3.jpg Click or tap the New item button on the Home tab, and then click or tap Shortcut.
  • yellow-4.jpg To change the shortcut’s name, select it, click or tap the Rename button on the Home tab, type a new name, and then press Enter or tap in a blank area.
  • yellow-5.jpg Drag the shortcut to the desired location.
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