Create a Folder Shortcut on Windows 7 Desktop

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Alexander Avdeev, Eng

You are watching VisiHow! This is a tutorial on how to put a shortcut of a folder on the desktop in Windows 7. There are two ways to create a shortcut, and they will be reviewed in this tutorial.

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Steps

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    First, choose the folder
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    In this example, the "Music" folder is chosen. On this computer, it located on the disk D, in the "Documents" folder.
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    To create a shortcut, Press Ctrl+C or right-click on the folder and select "Copy"
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    Then, right-click on the desktop
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  4. 4
    Click "Paste shortcut"
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    The shortcut will be created on the desktop.
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    Alternatively, left-click the folder, hold the left mouse button, and drag the folder to the desktop with the mouse
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    Notice that "Copy to Desktop" is displayed under the dragged icon.
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    Press and hold the Alt key
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    The message under the icon will change to "Create link in Desktop".
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    Release the left mouse button, but keep holding the Alt key
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    Once the shortcut is created, let go of the Alt key. The shortcut will be created on the desktop.
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    Double-click the shortcut to go straight to the music folder
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to put a folder shortcut in Windows 7. Thank you for watching VisiHow! If you have any other comments or questions, please leave them in the comment section below.
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Recent edits by: Alexander Avdeev, Lukward Thomason

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