How to add a desktop shortcut in Windows 10

Description: How to add a desktop shortcut in Windows 10

How-to Steps:

  1. Select the Windows button in the bottom left to open the Start menu. 
  2. Scroll through the list of apps installed on your device. For this example we will use Google Chrome.
  3. Right-click on the app you want to create a desktop shortcut for.
  4. Select "More"
  5. Click on "Open file location" 
  6. Right-click on the app's icon and click "Create shortcut"
  7. If a pop-up like the one below shows up click "Yes"
    1. If this pop-up does not show up, move the shortcut onto your desktop

You should now have a shortcut for the desired program/application located on your desktop. 

Additional Information:

  • Search or browse our online Knowledge Base
  • Call the CCRI IT Help Desk at (401) 825-1112


Article ID: 131935
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