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Create a Shortcut to a Folder

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Do you frequently reference files from a certain folder on your computer?

This How-To Article shows you how to create a shortcut to a folder.

Create a Shortcut to a Folder

1. Double-click the "My Computer" icon from the Desktop.

2. Navigate to the folder which is one level above the folder you would like to create a shortcut for.

3. Right-click the folder which you would like to create the shortcut for.

4. From the menu that appears, select "Create Shortcut".

5. A shortcut will now be created for the folder.

6. Next, click and drag the shortcut from the folder onto the Desktop.

Tip: If you don't want to place the shortcut on the Desktop, right-click the shortcut and select "Cut". Now, you can right-click in any folder on your computer and select "Paste", and the shortcut will be placed there instead.

7. To open the folder which the shortcut links to, just double-click it.

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