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Chapter 14. Setting Up Programs > Creating a Shortcut to a Program

Creating a Shortcut to a Program

You can create shortcuts and place them on the desktop to provide quick access to programs. You can then double-click a program shortcut to quickly start that program. Creating the shortcut is easy; finding the program file is the most difficult part. To do so, perform the following steps:

1.
Display the program file for which you want to create a shortcut. For help on navigating among your drives and folders, see Chapter 3, “Managing Files.” Usually, most programs are stored within folders in the Program Files folder. Try looking there. For instance, to find Office files, look in Program Files and then Office.

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You can also update Windows and add Windows components. See Chapter 20, “Upgrading Windows.”

2.
Right-click the file and then click the Send To command. From the submenu, click the Desktop (Create Shortcut) command (see Figure 14.1).

Figure 14.1. Here, the Excel program file is selected and a shortcut to this program will be added to the desktop.



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