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How to create a desktop shortcut

How to create a desktop shortcut

How do I create a desktop shortcut to access a shared folder?

Here are two different ways to create a desktop shortcut so you can access a shared folder:

 

Option 1: Create the shortcut on your desktop

 

Step 1: Right-click a blank area on your desktop, then go to New>Shortcut

 

 

Step 2: Type the path to your folder in the Type the location of the item field, then click the Next button

 

 

Step 3: Give the shortcut a name or leave the default name, then click the Finish button

 

 

A shortcut to your folder will appear on your desktop

 

 

 

Option 2: Send the shared folder to your desktop

 

Step 1: Right-click the Windows start button and click File Explorer

 

 

Step 2: In the File Explorer address bar, type the path to your shared folder's parent folder

 

 

Step 3: Right-click your folder and go to Send to>Desktop (create shortcut)

 

 

A shortcut to your folder will appear on your desktop

 

 

 

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