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Add Any Shortcut To My Computer

Below you can follow the directions to add any shortcut to My Computer.

Would you like to have that favorite folder or program that you use all the time listed in Computer along with all your drives so it is really easy to access? Computer is not a regular folder so you can’t just drop a shortcut there the usual way. But there is a quick way to get a shortcut listed in Computer and here’s how.

Windows 7

  1. Open the Start search box
  2. Enter:  %appdata%
  3. The hidden folder “Roaming” will open
  4. Navigate to the subfolder MicrosoftWindowsNetwork Shortcuts
  5. Place a shortcut there to the desired folder or program

Windows 8

  1. Open the Run box with the keyboard shortcut Winkey+R
  2. Enter:  %appdata%
  3. The hidden folder “Roaming” will open
  4. Navigate to the subfolder MicrosoftWindowsNetwork Shortcuts
  5. Place a shortcut there to the desired folder or program

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Cory Fiala

Technology and outdoor enthusiast. Anything from desktops to servers with a side of mountain biking and skiing. Life is good!

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