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.
First, choose the folder.
In this example, the "Music" folder is chosen. On this computer, it located on the disk D, in the "Documents" folder.
To create a shortcut, Press Ctrl+C or right-click on the folder and select "Copy".
Then, right-click on the desktop.
Click "Paste shortcut".
The shortcut will be created on the desktop.
Alternatively, left-click the folder, hold the left mouse button, and drag the folder to the desktop with the mouse.
Notice that "Copy to Desktop" is displayed under the dragged icon.
Press and hold the Alt key.
The message under the icon will change to "Create link in Desktop".
Release the left mouse button, but keep holding the Alt key.
Once the shortcut is created, let go of the Alt key. The shortcut will be created on the desktop.
Double-click the shortcut to go straight to the music folder.
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.
Video: Create a Folder Shortcut on Windows 7 Desktop
Recent edits by: Alexander Avdeev, Lukward Thomason