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3 Methods to Create Desktop Shortcuts of Apps in Windows 10

Date:2019-12-6 Author:Cordelia

For frequently used apps, clicking on the desktop shortcuts to open them is definitely the most convenient way. But if they didn’t create a shortcut on the desktop automatically when installing, how can you create one manually? Here are 3 simple methods.

Method 1: Drag the Shortcut from Start Menu

Hit Start button, find the App you want to create shortcut in the menu, then click it and hold your mouse to drag it to the desktop. You can finish this process in seconds.

3 Methods to Create Desktop Shortcuts of Apps in Windows 10

Method 2: Copy & Paste the Shortcut

1. Find the shortcut in Start menu, right click it and choose More > Open file location.

3 Methods to Create Desktop Shortcuts of Apps in Windows 10

2. Then you can select the shortcut in the folder, press [Ctrl+C] to copy it.

3 Methods to Create Desktop Shortcuts of Apps in Windows 10

3. Go back to the desktop, press [Ctrl+V] to paste the shortcut. Now you can click it to run the app directly.

3 Methods to Create Desktop Shortcuts of Apps in Windows 10

Method 3: Send to Desktop

You can also find the installation folder of an app, right-click the EXE file it and choose Send to > Desktop (create shortcut) to create a shortcut on desktop.

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