How to Create a Shortcut to Desktop in Windows Vista

In this tutorial I will show you how to create a shortcut of a file or program and put it on your desktop. The computer desktop is the starting point of every computer. People always want their most used programs and files on their desktop so knowing how to create a shortcut on desktop in Vista is a must. A lot of programs will automatically create shortcut on your desktop but there are still a few that make you do it manually. You can create a shortcut from any file or folder on your computer, making them easily accessible when you need them. Here we go.


1. Find the file, folder or program that you want to create a shortcut to.

2. Right click the file and place your mouse over the Sent To option.

3. Now a drop down menu will appear and then choose the Desktop (Create Shortcut) option.

4. After that go to your desktop and you will see your favorite program or file will wonderfully appear.


– Shortcuts are only maps to the original files or folders so if you change the original file or folder location then you need to re-create the shortcut.

That’s it! It’s really that simple. We hope the tutorial “How to Create a Shortcut to Desktop in Windows Vista” using Windows Vista has helped you with your computer repair issue.

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