Create a Desktop Shortcut for a Application


How do I create a desktop shortcut for an application I use?


  • Windows


  • Open File Explorer from your taskbar.

  • Click on Windows (C:).

  • To find the software for the shortcut it will be under one of these two folders: Program Files or Program Files (x86). You will have to search under each of the folders.

  • Once you find the software folder that matches the name of the software. Double-click the folder to open it.

 Note: The screens for IP communicator I will be using for example only. You will need to find the software folder that matches the shortcut you are trying to create. The folder may have different subfolders as well. Keep clicking through till you find the shortcut you need. 

  • I select Cisco since Cisco is the manufacturer of the IP Communicator.

  • Double-clicked to open the subfolder.

  • Find the file that is a type of application that looks like what the shortcut would be. 

  • Once you have located the file, right-click on the file
  • Select Send to.
  • Select Desktop (create shortcut). You will have a shortcut on your desktop. 

 Note: You can also pin the shortcut to your taskbar in the menu. 


Article ID: 148667
Tue 1/17/23 3:14 PM
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