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Flash Create Shortcut and Application

Question: Flash Create Shortcut and Application

When i connect my Flash or Phone to my Laptop copy files from it or to it,It Create Shortcuts and Applications of the ?Folders? in my Flash or Phone inside it,Please what wrong?

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Answer: Flash Create Shortcut and Application

Hello Playbobgini and welcome to TSG,

My screen name is kevinf80, i`m here to help clean up your system, continue as follows please:

Anyone other than the original starter of this thread please DO NOT follow the instructions and advice posted as replies here, my help and advice is NOT related to your system and will probably cause more harm than good...

Change the download folder setting in the default Browser so all tools we may use are saved to the Desktop:

Google Chrome - Click the "Customize and control Google Chrome" button in the upper right-corner of the browser.
Choose Settings. at the bottom of the screen click the
"Show advanced settings..." link. Scroll down to find the Downloads section and click the Change... button. Select your desktop and click OK.

Mozilla Firefox - Click the "Open Menu" button in the upper right-corner of the browser. Choose Options. In the downloads section, click the Browse button, click on the Desktop folder and the click the "Select Folder" button. Click OK to get out of the Options menu.

Internet Explorer - Click the Tools menu in the upper right-corner of the browser. Select View downloads. Select the Options link in the lower left of the window. Click Browse and select the Desktop and then choose the Select Folder button. Click OK to get out of the download options screen and then click Close to get out of the View Downloads screen.
NOTE: IE8 Does not support changing download locations in this manner. You will need to download the tool(s) to the default folder, usually Downloads, then copy them to the desktop.

Change default download folder location in Edge -Boot to a user account with admin status, select start > file explorer > right click on "Downloads" folder and select "Properties"

In the new window select "Location" tab > clear the text field box and type in or copy/paste %userprofile%\Desktop > select "Apply" then "OK"

Be aware you are not changing the Browser download folder location, you are changing the user?s download directory location.....

Next,

Follow the instructions in the following link to show hidden files:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/show-hidden-files-and-folders-in-windows-vista/

Next,

Download Shortcut-cleaner from here:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/shortcut-cleaner/dl/172/ save to your Desktop.

Right click on sc-cleaner and select "Run as Administrator"

When complete the tool will save a log to the same place the tool was ran from "sc-cleaner.txt" post to your reply

Next,

Please open Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
On the Settings tab > Detection and Protection sub tab, Detection Options, tick the box "Scan for rootkits".
Under Non-Malware Protection sub tab Change PUP and PUM entries to Treat detections as Malware
Click on the Scan tab, then click on Scan Now >> . If an update is available, click the Update Now button.
A Threat Scan will begin.
When the scan is complete Apply Actions to any found entries.
Wait for the prompt to restart the computer to appear (if applicable), then click on Yes.
After the restart once you are back at your desktop, open MBAM once more.

To get the log from Malwarebytes do the following:
Click on the History tab > Application Logs.
Double click on the scan log which shows the Date and time of the scan just performed.
Click Export > From export you have three options:

Copy to Clipboard - if seleted right click to your reply and select "Paste" log will be pasted to your reply
Text file (*.txt) - if selected you will have to name the file and save to a place of choice, recommend "Desktop" then attach to reply
XML file (*.xml) - if selected you will have to name the file and save to a place of choice, recommend "Desktop" then attach to reply

Please use "Copy to Clipboard, then Right click to your reply > select "Paste" that will copy the log to your reply?
If Malwarebytes is not installed follow these instructions first:

Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.

Double-click mbam-setup and follow the prompts to install the program.
At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to the following:
Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
A 14 day trial of the Premium features is pre-selected. You may deselect this if you wish, and it will not diminish the scanning and removal capabilities of the program.
Click Finish. Follow the instructions above....

Next,

Download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.

Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system (32 bit or 64 bit). If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.

If your security alerts to FRST either, accept the alert or turn your security off to allow FRST to run. It is not malicious or infected in any way...
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
(Windows 8/10 users will be prompted about Windows SmartScreen protection - click More information and Run.)
Make sure Addition.txt is checkmarked under "Optional scans"
Press Scan button to run the tool....
It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.
The tool will also make a log named (Addition.txt) Please attach that log to your reply.

Let me see those logs in your reply..

Thank you,

Kevin...

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This tip is also a way of learning how to create shortcuts. Not only for logoff shortcut. It will be easier if you know the path of the program you are creating shortcut of.
Creating a shortcut to logoff on your desktop is another fast way to logoff on your windows account.
For example: If you were in a middle of doing something personal or private and someone just stepped in unexpectedly, Or you were in a hurry and needed to logoff fast. The logoff shortcut could be useful to you at this kind of situation, But it might not be the fastest way to logoff though!
Note that you can as well press the windows logo key + D to minimize all open windows or press the windows logo key + L to lock the screen or press CTRL + ALT + DEL and chose what you want to do from the options.
Now lets follow this simple steps to create a logoff shortcut on the desktop. Let's assume that your windows local disk drive is (C). First method: Go to Computer>>>Local Disk (C)>>>windows>>>System32 or just use this link "C:\Windows\System32" and then look for a .exe file named "logoff". Right click on it and select "Create Shortcut"
You will now see the following message
Click yes...You will now see a logoff shortcut on your desktop. Second method: Right click empty place on desktop and select New>>>shortcut click browse to look for the "logoff" file as described above or just paste this link C:\Windows\System32\logo... Read more

Answer:Create A Logoff Shortcut On Your Desktop In Vista, Plus Learn How To Create Shortcut

Nice, by the way how about playing with the shutdown command a bit ??
Wont that work, I mean having a path of shutdown.exe along with the right switch like -h / -l / -s and so on ??

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Hi guys n girls,

I have for ever got sick and tired of right click -> open Send to Menu and creating a Desktop Shortcut for a file or app....then needing to go to the Desktop right click the newly made shortcut and then removing the trailing file extension, dash and words shortcut in brackets. If you are like me and you want a solution where you just right click -. Create shortcut and forget and not need to do anymore then look no further.

I have small AutoIT app (compiled script) that does exactly that.

Desktop (create shortcut).au3 SHA1 - 630A9CE23BF669035EEB089C2948BBD8B38BB505
Desktop (create shortcut).exe SHA1 - 829518AD4233E59D686822D960AAC71405D57CCD
Desktop (create shortcut).ico SHA1 - 16239287978841199F8A2FC56AA36EE55F197083

Download Link Desktop (create shortcut).zip

Virustotal readout - God knows why anyone would use any of the virus scanners flagging AutoIT as a virus. This indicates to me that they are merely only searching for header info and not actually decyphering any of the code. That should be alarming to anyone. Anyway here it is, it gets 2 false negatives out of 52.
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/6...is/1398978188/

Now the code so that you can compile it all your self. For the Geeks in other words


Code:
#Region ;**** Directives created by AutoIt3Wrapper_GUI ****
#AutoIt3Wrapper_Icon=Desktop (create shortcut).ico
#AutoIt3Wrapper_Outfile=Desktop (create shortcut).exe
#EndRegion ;**** Directives created by AutoI... Read more

Answer:Custom 'Desktop (create shortcut)' Remove .fileextension - Shortcut

I must find this more annoying than most others

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I am unable to create a shortcut in the startup folder on my Dell Optiplex 780. Every time I try, I get the following error, "Windows cannot create a shortcut here. Do you want to place the shortcut on the desktop instead?" No I do not want it on the desktop, I want the program to start with Windows. I tried, dragging the shortcut to the startup folder, tried copying and pasting the shortcut into the folder, that only opens it with applications that are already in the startup folder. I tried dragging the exe and selecting "create shortcut here." none of which worked. All results that I found on Google that people said that worked. None of them worked for me. All the results were about 'all users/startup' but I am only dealing with my own user and dragging from folder in start menu to the startup folder which none of the results covered.

Any ideas?

Answer:Unable to create shortcuts in startup folder "cannot create shortcut"

Sylveon am not sure on this one but I know in 10 (I stand to be corrected) that one can add apps to run at start up - I don't know how to actually do because I always keep my start up items to the very minimum and have no need to do that. For the record the more you have running at start up will slow down the boot and do you really want thta??

Also I think when you load softwares a lot will ask if you want them to run at start up so without knowing what you want to add cannot comment on that.

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Hi, i am having problems with creating shortcuts on my desktop. when i select send to desktop (create shortcut) it comes up with the error:

Windows could create the shortcut. Check to see if the disc is full.

I have over 180 GB free space left.


To get things to the desktop i can drag it into the tab section next to the start icon, and then drag onto desktop.
But when i do this i am always required to give permission and it creates two desktop icons.


i have been having problems with my catalyst control centre but i dont think they are related.

Answer:Cannot create shortcuts on desktop "windows could not create the shortcut"

It may not be it, but it doesn't hurt to do a quick scan with
Malwarebytes

I had something where I could not delete files in Explorer even with a "delete on next boot" type utility. Turns out there was a Registry hack something about "ExplorerNoChange" or some crap. Malwarebytes cleaned it right off and things were back to normal.

You may have gotten some prank registry setting that's not allowing you to properly create icons on the desktop. It's a possibility.

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I often have to create Shortcuts to executable code.

I used Shortcut Extension - Remove or Restore to get
Code:
SED.exe
instead of the Win7 default
Code:
SED.exe - Shortcut
as name of the newly created shortcut.
But I would prefer to have just 'SED'. Any way to do this automatically?
I think it might matter that I do not hide extensions ['Hide extensions for known files' (Option in Explorer -> Tools -> Folder Options... -> View)].

Answer:How to create Shortcut 'SED' instead of 'SED.exe - Shortcut'?

Hello Blacksmith,

This can be done by checking the Hide extensions for known file types box in Folder Options as in the tutorial below.

File Extensions - Hide or Show

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Right clicked -> Properties -> Shortcutkey doesn't work. Setting up as Ctrl + Alt + C does not work.

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I know how to create a cpl shortcut for example;


Code:
%windir%\system32\control.exe desk.cpl,0,4
Will open the desktop display into the settings TAB.

I would like to know how to express this, I want to go two more steps. [Advanced] button and then [troubleshoot] TAB. I believe the Advanced button is opening up another applet window titled "Plug and Play Monitor..." So the desk.cpl might not need to be called at all. But I have hit a dead end and my braincells are smoking...

Thanks.

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Question: Create a Shortcut

Hi

I want to put a shortcut in the following location, which I will describe as I do not know its exact name. I'm using Windows 7 and the location I want to put the shortcut is click on Start and then point cursor to All Programs and in the list that pops up. It is a shortcut to an application which didn't create a shortcut there when I installed the programme.

Tx

Jon
 

Answer:Create a Shortcut

They are in the following location:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
 

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I have just found out that this option is no longer available to me.I have clicked on Start > All Programs then right clicked on the program I want to have a shortcut, Send to > and I cannot see Desktop (Create Shortcut).Can someone help me get this back?Thanks Angry ;)

Answer:Cannot create a shortcut

click here

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Shortly after I dealt with the problem described here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/micr...-explorer.html

caused by a PC game's Mass Effect add-on Bring Down The Sky I encountered another one:

When I right-click within a folder or on the desktop, I can't create a new shortcut. After selecting "New" I can create all, from new briefcase through open office documents to new folders, but when I click "Shortcut" it just does nothing.

It seems like another "known" Vista glitch, please enlighten me.

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Hi, I want to backup several small programs onto one disc. To make it easier to instal these programs I want to create shortcuts, on the disc, to each of the setup.exe files. (Rather than have to navigate to each one). When I create the shortcuts before burning, they dont work as they're pointing to their original location on the hard drive. I've tried Nero and Roxio but can't see any way to do it. All help and advice greatfully received. Kev

Answer:Create a shortcut on a CD

If it is a program that when installing writes part of the program to the windows file it may not work. To create a short cut to the exe file. after copying to CD just create a short cut as before but go to the file on the CD.

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Brink,
Help! Somewhere I've shot myself in the foot. I don't really know how far back the misdeed occurred but: I can't create a desktop shortcut. I can still create a new folder and new text document.

When I select "Shortcut" from the New list, nothing, Nada, gar nichts.

This wasn't always this way so somewhere, somehow I've done myself in.

Any suggestions as where to look for the offense?

Answer:Can't create a New Shortcut

Hello Karl,

The download in step 9 in the tutorial below can restore and fix the default New - Shortcut option in the context menu.

New Context Menu - Remove & Restore Default Menu Items

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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A friend has a custom PC case and there's a little lever that's used for the DVD open/close button. Over the past 18 months or so, the screw that holds the lever in place is starting to strip and is losing its 'bite'. This means that the screw has to be re-tightened every 3-4 times it's used to open the drive. Anyway - we need to create a shortcut either on the desktop or in the quick-launch tray for DVD open/close.... I know I've seen some free apps somewhere that do this, but right now I'm too busy to look for 'em. When the DVD icon is right-clicked in "Computer" in Windows7, there's an "Eject" option; where does this link to when clicked? Where's the .EXE or .BAT or whatever to open the DVD drive?

THANKS!!!

(Windows 7 Home Premium x64 is the OS if it matters)
 

Answer:Need to create a shortcut. . . . .

Hey dlb

I have a new idea for this try this gadget HERE for Windows Vista/7 remember running across it a whiles back while looking for useful gadgets, while some dont like the sidebar this will work ok for this issue the PC has, ok its not a .bat file, but it looks nicer

*just re-tested on Win7 x64 and works a treat.
 

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hi how do i get an ie icon in the bottom left hand corner of search bar??

Answer:how do i create an i.e shortcut

its ok i have done it thanks folks

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I'm running Windows 7 and I regularly switch my PC to duel monitor, the second monitor being my Samsung Series 6 LED TV via HDMI. Could I possibly put together a shortcut on my desktop to switch to setting where my PC monitor stays as it is and the second monitor is activated for a media playing software to be dragging from PC monitor to LED TV to watch a blu-ray film?Any help much appreciated thanks Josh

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can someone please explain how i can copy a shortcut or link?, to display as a link.well i think thats what its called.i want to create the thing you click on,on the net! like when you type something in google and it comes up with lots of links and you just click it once and it takes you straight there.thanks, agent 47!

Answer:how do i create a shortcut?

If you want this on your desktop, make the IE window smaller so that you can see a bit of the desktop. Click on the e in the address bar, keep the mouse button pressed and drag onto the desktop.If you want to do something else, please explain.

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Question: create shortcut

Recently the shortcut for 'my computer' dissapeared off my desktop i ran a AVG scan and found i had a virus i deleted the virus and but i can not create a new shortcut. I can get my computer through 'my network places' but if i right click there is no option to create a shortcut... Anyone any suggestions? Thanks

Answer:create shortcut

Right click desktop, Properties.Desktop tab, Customize desktop button. Make sure My Computer is ticked.

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Hi all
I am using Wise to create an installer package and I am trying to setup a shortcut in the root of a CDR, that points to a .msi file in a subdirectory. problem is that the shortcut always points to the directory structure on C:\... Is there a wildcard that i can use in the shortcut properties to stop this from happening. Can anyone help?

Hope this makes sense!

Thanks
 

Answer:I need to create a shortcut on a CDR...

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Question: Create shortcut

How do I create a shortcut to my desktop, so that the Windows explorer will open up the selected library in the 'my documents' section?

Of course there is no "create shortcut" button when I right click on the library.

Answer:Create shortcut

For libraries you can use "Send to -> Desktop" in the right click menu.

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Question: create shortcut

how to create a shortcut for disable battery charging Operation

Answer:create shortcut

I'm curious....why would you want to disable battery charging?

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How do you save an open URL to desktop as a shortcut.

Answer:How to Create URL Desktop Shortcut

click here

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I just installed on Microsoft Office Student and Home Edition. All I want to do is to create a shortcut to each of the programs it contains. HOWEVER, when I right click on a program there is NO place to create a shortcut. Suggestions?
 

Answer:All I wanna do is create a shortcut!

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Hi, when i click on anything, like my documents, internet explorer, control panel, my computer ect.. it will either do nothing or say "Windows cannot creat a shortcut here. Place shortcut on desktop instead? Yes. No." I've tried both yes and no and nothing opens. The only way to open anything is by pressing "Ctrl + Alt + Del" Then File > Run.

Edit: When i try to open My Computer, it opens a box asking me to Map a network drive.

Here is the HijackThis Log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 16:26:18, on 20/03/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\ePerformance\MemCheck.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcohol S... Read more

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I am trying to create a shortcut like this, a File shortcut. Notice how its a shortcut and a file, its classified as a "File Folder"
file folder.PNG

This is what I don't want, its a shortcut
file folder 1.PNG

I want to put the scenery file in FSX on my HDD so it doesnt take up too much space, and a normal shortcut to the HDD doesn't work, so I am thinking I need a File Folder Shortcut.

Answer:How do you create a folder shortcut?

The correct term for the type of folder you're after is a 'junction point'

How to create junction points in Windows 7? (Advanced)

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How can I create a simple shortcut to a WEB page?

Pretty easy in Win 7. Copy the URL, right click desktop, select new, shortcut, etc... but where is that EASE of use in Win 8?
Thanks

Answer:How do I create a simple shortcut?

Here's the easiest way: Open the page in your browser of choice, then click and drag the icon just to the left of the URL onto your desktop.

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Hi, im tryin to create a local shortcut... I am wanting to create a CD with multiple folders in it - and i want a shortcut in the root directory of the CD to point to a file hidden away in the folders. Becasue not all disk drives are the same letter i cant just put "D:\folder1\folder2\run.exe". what im looking for is something that looks for a folder relative to the shortcuts location...

cheers, weewun.

Answer:trying to create a local shortcut

You could do this with the implementation of a batch file in the CD-Rom root:


Code:
@echo off
title Run Application

if exist "%cd%\Folder1\Folder2\run.exe" goto xExecute
goto xExit

:xExecute
"%cd%"\Folder1\Folder2\run.exe"

:xExit
exit
The only real limitation to this is that you cant customise the icon otherwise it does exactly what you'd like. However, you can convert the batch file into an executable program using Download Batch To Exe Converter 1.5 - A free and useful tool that will convert your batch files into exe files - Softpedia which allows you to specify an icon file.

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Greetings,

I am in need of some assistance for a fairly specific task.

I wish to create a shortcut which will redirect to a folder with the search command "kind=picture" already entered.
I have done a bit of digging and found very little.

Either way; Does anyone know anything about a way this can be done using base windows utilities or must this be accomplished with a third party program?

Thanks.

Answer:How do I create a shortcut that searches?

Hi and welcome to SevenForums!

Maybe this can be useful: SHALLOW HACKER ?: Run a custom Windows 7 search by creating a special shortcut

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Hi,

I would like to assign a number of programs short cut keys ie Winamp - Ctrl + W etc.

How would i go about doing this. I know this can be done as i have a program already that has given itself a shortcut key upon installation.

Thanks
 

Answer:Create a shortcut key in windows 2k

*bump
 

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I log onto a site and want to create a qick shortcut on my desktop

Answer:How do I create a shortcut to my desktop?

Depends on browser.
In IE and possibly other browsers, you can right click somewhere in the page and "create shortcut"
This presumably works in any browser:
Select text in address bar, right click, copy (or ctrl-C)
right click on desktop, new shortcut
tap in location box, right click, paste (or ctrl+V)
click next
Give it a name
Done!

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I have Windows XP Pro, sp 2.

Can you create a shortcut that you can just click, (without entering your browser), to go to a web site? And if you can, how do you do it?

Thanks,

royeo
 

Answer:How to create a shortcut to a web site in XP

First navigate to the web site then click on 'File' in the top left of your browser. Move your mouse down to 'Send' and select 'Shortcut to Desktop'.

You now have an Icon on the desktop that when double clicked will open the browser and go directly to the web page.

Hope this helps.
 

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I found that one can shorten the steps of shutting down windows by creating a shortcut on the desktop.
by using this command "%windir%\System32\shutdown.exe /s /t 0"
The shutdown exe file can be found in the directory above. I thought I may be able to create a similar shortcut but there is no 'reboot.exe' file in this directory so I assume it must have a different name. There are 4 files with the word 'boot' in it perhaps it is one of those. Can anyone help me with this?
Thanks

Answer:How to create a reboot shortcut?

Use same command but use /r instead of /s.
Good information here:
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/comman...wn-command.htm

Jim

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It used to work. I want to right click, select New, then Shortcut. I get nothing. I use W7 Ultimate.

Answer:How to create New Shortcut on Win 7 desktop?

what are you actually trying to do? All you have to do is go to all programs, click on a program and drag it to the desktop and VOILA...there's your shortcut ;-)EDIT: I tried your way and it was there under New...is your windows 7 registered?Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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With IE one can right click on the html page display and select Create Shortcut from the resultant menu, to do so. How can a URL shortcut be created when using Firefox?
 

Answer:How to Create URL Shortcut in Firefox

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I am unable to create a new shortcut on the desktop, or in any folder. When I click New -> Shortcut, nothing happens. The registry entry that determines whether you can create a new shortcut is intact (HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\ShellNew), and I even ran the command from the 'Run' command to be sure that appwiz.cpl was still intact, and I did not need to run System File Checker. I used the RUN: rundll32.exe appwiz.cpl,NewLinkHere %userprofile%\desktop\ command line, and the New Shortcut Wizard opens just fine when the command line is run. It first asks for the location of the item to create a shortcut for, then asks you to name the shortcut. When you click finish, nothing happens. The window stays open, and just does not do anything. Also, the Favorite Links usually listed on the left of a folder view have been removed, and even clicking and dragging items in does not create a new shortcut.I have used every scan I could think of, but nothing is coming up with any problems, other than tracking cookies. The list includes SUPER AntiSpyWare, HiJackThis, Spybot S&D, RootkitBuster, CCleaner, MBAM, several online scans, as well as having Avast and Windows Defender running 24/7. I first believed this and another problem were caused by some type of virus or 'ware, but now I am beginning to believe this is just a registry error, rather than an infection of some kind, and would like to find the cause of the problem.Any help would be appreciated.Windows Vista Home... Read more

Answer:Unable to Create New Shortcut

Can you right click on the program you are wanting to shortcut, select copy, right click your desktop and select Paste Shortcut?

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I am unable to create a new shortcut on the desktop, or in any folder. When I click New -> Shortcut, nothing happens. The registry entry that determines whether you can create a new shortcut is intact (HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\ShellNew), and I even ran the command from the 'Run' command to be sure that appwiz.cpl was still intact, and I did not need to run System File Checker. I used the RUN: rundll32.exe appwiz.cpl,NewLinkHere %userprofile%\desktop\ command line, and the New Shortcut Wizard opens just fine when the command line is run. It first asks for the location of the item to create a shortcut for, then asks you to name the shortcut. When you click finish, nothing happens. The window stays open, and just does not do anything. Also, the Favorite Links usually listed on the left of a folder view have been removed, and even clicking and dragging items in does not create a new shortcut.I have used every scan I could think of, but nothing is coming up with any problems, other than tracking cookies. The list includes SUPER AntiSpyWare, HiJackThis, Spybot S&D, RootkitBuster, CCleaner, MBAM, several online scans, as well as having Avast and Windows Defender running 24/7.Any help would be appreciated.Windows Vista Home Premium (32bit)

Answer:Unable to Create New Shortcut

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...p;#entry1160165You might post over in the Vista forum

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If i right click to create a shortcut it will not allow me to ANYWHERE on my computer. I know there are ways around this but I need the error fixed. It seems like a simple permissions problem but I am struggling - HELP.

If I run it my computer in safe mode the problem no longer occurs.

If I run a clean boot the problem still occurs (while leaving microsoft stuff on)

Im running windows 7 home basic.

I've googled the problem endlessly and am beyond annoyed because it means I cannot install some games!

:) any suggestions would be great

Answer:HELP - create shortcut error

Also - when i activate the default administrator account the error still occurs - i ussume its not a user account issue then?

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Hi!

I want to create a shortcut / a button to bring up the "properties" window on Win XP.
I know, Its simpler to open the drive, right click on the empty space & then pick properties, but I want to know if one can create such a shortcut or a button & how

Thanks MGs
 

Answer:Create a shortcut or a Button

Hi ultimo. What I did was to go to control panel, right click display, click create shortcut, click on create in desktop, and you'll have your icon .
 

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A short cut wasn't created when i downloaded game. It doesn't even asked if I want to create a shortcut.(or have a little check box) Consequently, each time I want to play I must run 'set-up'. I don't have a clue where to start to fix this.
I have uninstalled & reinstalled a couple of times.
 

Answer:How do you create a shortcut- Build- a- lot

Go to program files on you windows drive and find the game folder.
The should be an executable in there that ends with .exe that is
used to start the game.
Right click it and click create shortcut.
The click and drag the shortcut to your desktop.
 

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can anyone tell me if its possible to create a standby shortcut on the desktop & how to do it? running windows 98se march

Answer:how to create standby shortcut

Probably the easiest way is to change your keyboard. Most modern keyboards have sleep, wake up, and power buttons to do what you want.I don't know of any command to do that.

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hi ..... i have a small problem i have downloaded a torrent from pirate bay using bitlord 1.1 . i seem to have forgotten how to create the download shortcut file, any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:how to create a download shortcut

I'm not sure we can help with the downloading of stuff from the Pirate Bay; we generally don't encourage or support the downloading of WaR3z from places like PiRat3 BaY.
Sorry. If I'm wrong, someone will come along and help you out....
 

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hi y'all. my problem is how does one create a shortcut to NEW FOLDER so as i only have to press a button or two on the keyboard. i need to create about 400 new folders and dont want to have to use the mouse, all that right clicking gives me finger ache. i am using xp pro. cheers peeps.

Answer:create a new folder shortcut...

400 Directories! Who do you work for, the Post Office?In Windows ME, Alter F, Enter, Enter in Explorer will create a new folder with the focus ready to type the new folder's name. That would work fine for a few dozen new folders, but I wouldn't like to do 400.A keyboard macro program could be used with replaceable parameters. Are the names going to be sequential?Just a few pointers. I hope this helps.

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I am very annoyed with windows sidebar right now, and it's inability to easily be toggled on or off. I usually have to go to task manager and kill sidebar.exe, and use the Run command to load sidebar. Does anyone know if it is possible to create a shortcut of the Run command, with a "siderbar" already typed in, so that it just auto loads the sidebar? Thanks.
 

Answer:How do I create a run command shortcut?

Why not just create a shortcut to siderbar.exe?

Side note: If you want to be turning hte sidebar on and off, you're doing it wrong. Its entire point is to always be there.
 

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I found that one can shorten the steps of shutting down windows by creating a shortcut on the desktop.
by using this command "%windir%\System32\shutdown.exe /s /t 0"
The shutdown exe file can be found in the directory above. I thought I may be able to create a similar shortcut but there is no 'reboot.exe' file in this directory so I assume it must have a different name. There are 4 files with the word 'boot' in it perhaps it is one of those. Can anyone help me with this?
Thanks

Answer:How to create a reboot shortcut?

Use same command but use /r instead of /s.
Good information here:
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/comman...wn-command.htm

Jim

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I use Mozilla Firefox but have been unable when I am on a page to create a shortcut of that page and place it on the desktop.. In IE when you are on a page you can select create shortcut and it comes up do you want it placed on your desktop.. I like that option but have been unable it locate it in Firefox which is the browser I use and really enjoy... Thanks for any help.

I am using Window XP Pro.
 

Answer:Create Shortcut in Firefox

You can either drag the favicon in the address bar to the desktop to create a shortcut, or you can use this extension to add create desktop shortcut to the context menu in Firefox.
 

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Hi for a few months now, I have been unable to create a destop shorcut. I right click, new-> shortcut and nothing pops up. Therefore i decided to post at beepingcomputer.com. The previous technician failed to understand the problem and directed me here.here is the previous post helped by another technicianhttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/216807/hijack-logs-unsure-about-virus-or-malware/Any speedy approch by any technician is most welcome. Hopefully I wont have to wait for a long time to be directed to a technician as it is a part of my previous postThanks

Answer:Cannot create a destop shortcut

hello ashank

dont know if it helps but when you right click you should choose send to>desktop (create shortcut)
hope this helps. if not report back.
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O.k. I give up...can someone tell me how to create a desktop shortcut ? using Edge browser....also how do you move something from the favourites bar to the desktop?......it must be possible surely ?........Del.

Answer:Create Desktop Shortcut

Here is a guide.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...dows-10-a.html

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Hi all,

I'm new in this forum and hope u guys would help me with this problem.

I' m using winxp and why each time i open a file it will create shortcut automatically ? How do i solve it pls HELP

THANKS

Answer:Always Create Shortcut Automatically

cwheng,


Quote:




each time i open a file it will create shortcut automatically




You get shortcut for what, the file you opened? do you get it for every file that you open? . Sounds more like a worm...

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Hi all,

I'm new in this forum and hope u guys would help me with this problem.

I' m using winxp and why each time i open a file form c drive or D drive it will create shortcut automatically on C drive ? How do i solve it pls HELP.


THANK !
 

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Nothing has changed  except i went from microsoft win. 8 to win. 10.I used to right click on the app.or program and "create a shortcut" was on list. But not now.HELP.

Answer:How to create a Shortcut to my desktop?

Hi, See the guide on the following link. http://www.thewindowsclub.com/create-desktop-shortcut-windows-10 Regards, DP-K

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Last year on June 6th this topic was covered. I have followed the instruction to manually install, but it does not work. I have a new Dell PC with Ultimate 64 installed. I had the icon in the task bar, but somehow lost it and would like it back.
Any suggestions?

Thanks,
LIT

Answer:How to Use and Create a Flip 3D Shortcut in Vista

Hi, LIT, and welcome to the forums (although I think you've been lurking if you refer to a post over a year old!)

I think this might be what you are referring to - Flip 3D - Enable or Disable

Just FYI, that is from the tutorials section, where many of the informational posts and such have now been collected.

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I have a Compaq c700 notebook running XPI would like to create a short cut ti the INtel Graphics property box to enable me to quickly change monitor settings.Presently I have to go through the "graphics Properties" trail or through the "Control Panel- display settings" trailAny help or ideas appreciated

Answer:how do I create a shortcut to graphics proper

Right click on your desktop and select New, shortcut. For the location useC:\windows\system32\desk.cpl

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hi there,

is there a way to create a desktop shortcut to activate the start button, without having UAC enabled at all (slider all the way down)?

thanks in advance.

Answer:Create Shortcut to Start Button, With No UAC?

??? Don't you have a START Button? (on Windows 7) This is the Windows 7 forum, isn't it?

I only run W-7 with UAC disabled (slider all the way down) also 8.1 and 10, the same way.
To add your own start button and many other options you can run "The Classic Shell" on Win-7,
just like you would on 8.1 or 10. I don't, usually, but you can.

Have you ever tried it?

Cheers mate!
TechnoMage

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Using the default Account would be fine.

Answer:windows 7 how do i create a shortcut to live

I try to answer some questions that's short on information but you out did everybody.Start - All Programs - Right click Windows Live - Left click - pin to Taskbar.

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In Windows 8 and previous, we could execute the Task Switcher shortcut to programmatically bring up the Alt-Tab window without needing to press Alt-Tab. NOTE: This shortcut is located in:
C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
and is still present in Windows 10 after upgrading from 8.1

This was immensely helpful for setting up a mouse shortcut button to bring up the task switcher. I had mine configured when clicking the middle wheel, the task switcher appeared. Then rolling the wheel allowed selection of the desired active application, and a second click of the wheel selected that application.

After upgrading to Windows 10, the "Task Switcher" shortcut no longer works. When attempting to execute it, nothing happens.

Also on eightforums.com, I discovered a method of creating this shortcut manually (i.e. referencing the appropriate GUID shell action ( Shortcut - Create in Windows 8)

However, this has stopped working in Windows 10.

Is there any way to recover this functionality in Windows 10?

Also, as an added bonus, is there any way to bring up Task View in the same way? Task view shows all virtual desktops and may be a more efficient way of navigating open programs than the Task Switcher.

I'm sure both of these are simply different shell GUID's (similar to the eightforums link above) but I don't know how to go about finding them.

Thank you for any direction!

Answer:How to create shortcut to Task Switcher?

Hello hilltop, and welcome to Ten Forums.

If you like, you can also press the Windows + Tab keys to open Task View.

Task View for Desktops - Open and Use in Windows 10

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How to create new folder, .txt,.doc,files without using mouse only by using keyboard.kindly help me.

Answer:How to create New folder,txt, doc, files by using shortcut

E.g.: in Windows Explorer or on desktop or whereever, press SHIFT+F10.This brings up the context menu, where you can select New (folder, txt file aso.).

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I need to setup old control panel (w7) on w10. how do u do a shortcut in w 10?

Answer:how can i create shortcut for old control panel w7

Start / All Apps / Windows System / Control Panel, right-click, select more, pin to Taskbar

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Instead of pinning the camera app to the taskbar, I'd like it to be a desktop shortcut, but there is no right-click option for that, and I can't find where the camera app folder is located in Windows 10. Can someone point me in the right direction? Thanks!

Answer:How do I create a camera app shortcut on the desktop?

cbiweb said:

Instead of pinning the camera app to the taskbar, I'd like it to be a desktop shortcut, but there is no right-click option for that, and I can't find where the camera app folder is located in Windows 10. Can someone point me in the right direction? Thanks!



From the 'All Apps' Menu, click and hold and drag-n-drop it onto your Desktop:

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hi,
sorry for asking this stupid question , can anyone tell me what is the keyboard shotcut key for create a new folder?
thanks

Answer:keyboard shortcut for create new folder

shift + F10 - opens shortcut menu

w - opens new sub-menu

f - creates new folder

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I know this is a stupid question: I switched from Internet Explorer to Mozilla Firefox yesterday (I'm late, lol) and can't figure out how to create a shortcut. The right click --> Save Page As saves a copy of the page, not a shortcut to the page, and bookmark obviously only adds the link to favorites/bookmarks. The only way I have been able to create a shortcut is by copying the URL and pasting it into a new shortcut, but I assume there is a better way similar to the right click --> Create Shortcut of Internet Explorer. Note: I doubt this affects it, but it doesn't hurt to mention that I am using Windows XP.Thanks anyone who can give me any help.-Dylan

Answer:How do I create a shortcut with Mozilla Firefox?

CTRL DOr you can simply drag the site's favicon to the bar below the address bar...Actually Firefox has many more ways to create bookmarks...

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helpCould someone please help when I right click on a program on the program menu to send a shotcut to the desk top it is missing from the menuthanks also when I install a program the desktop icon does not appearthanks chippy

Answer:where's my send to desktop(create shortcut)

if you go to windows explorer and work your way to programme files, you can right click there, and make a short cut.

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[1] Copy URL from Firefox Bookmark
[2] On Desktop, right click empty space
[3] New
[4] Shortcut
[5] Put in URL, Click Next
[6] Type in desired name for shortcut
 

Answer:Create Desktop Shortcut from Firefox

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Is there a way to take "Desktop - Create Shortcut" from the send to menu and put it on the top menu?

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We have a terrible ISP, and something keeps happening with the gateway or the network that messes up our internet connection. The way I've found to fix it is to go into the adapter settings and diagnose the wifi. It just resets the adapter, but it fixes the issue. I see this problem a lot daily, as do my parents, and my steps are too complicated for them to remember.
I'd like to create an icon on the desktop that'll either run the wifi adapter troubleshooter or maybe would just reset the wifi adapter if that's easier. That way I can name the thing to tell my parents to click to fix wifi and maybe stop hearing a ton of grumbling about 'stupid computers' and 'stupid internet' and lots of 'what the h*ll???' I've found some similar tutorials online, but nothing that quite matches what I need to do. Help's appreciated!

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I'm trying to create a shortcut to "Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections". I am not able to. Is there something about going to this folder that is forbidden?" If I have inserted the incorrect path please give me the correct answer.
I am preparing a lesson and a short cut to the adapters will make it easier.
Bill

Answer:I'm trying to create a shortcut to Network Connections

Hello Bill,

Here you go.

Network Connections - Create Shortcut - Windows 7 Help Forums

OR

Networks flyout Shortcut - Create in Windows 8

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Sometimes when Windows Explorer crashes, opening Task Manager with Ctrl+Alt+Delete takes awhile and sometimes i don't think it will pull up. I would like to create a shortcut to restart explorer.exe from the desktop if possible, but how?

Answer:How do i create a shortcut to restart explorer.exe?

How about something like this?

Restart Explorer Context Menu - Add in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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A while back I made a shortcut to an app, placed it on the desktop and also pinned it to the taskbar. Recently I accidentally deleted the desktop shortcut. The taskbar shortcut still functions. However, I cannot for the life of me figure out how to make a copy of it and put it back on the desktop. Is there a solution?

-thx

Answer:Create/Recover Taskbar Shortcut

You can right click on the taskbar icon to open its jump list.

Press and hold the Shift key and right click on the app's name in the jump list (at bottom).

You can now click on Send to -> Desktop (create shortcut).

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I have ran out of places to look. I have revamped my right click context menu to the way I need it but have one issue I cannot find registry solution for. I need "create shortcut" removed from the context menu. Cannot find anything in the registry for this. Any ideas?

Answer:Context Menu Create Shortcut

  
Quote: Originally Posted by anaron


I have ran out of places to look. I have revamped my right click context menu to the way I need it but have one issue I cannot find registry solution for. I need "create shortcut" removed from the context menu. Cannot find anything in the registry for this. Any ideas?


Look at # 9 in this New Context Menu - Remove & Restore Default Menu Items
Jerry

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Hi, I want to create a custom shortcut and by custom I don't mean the way you usually create shortcuts at, but how you create it from scratch. Like open notepad and write down a script to make it work like an ordinary shortcut.

The reason I want to do this is because I have a large collection of music and for the moment I have to open, first my music directory then choose the artist directory then the album directory and finally the playlist file. The way I want it is instead of getting into the album directory I would just have a shortcut in the artist directory that will open the playlist and start the music. And I would even want to have a custom icon on the shortcut.

Now you will probably say just create a shortcut like you would normally do and then change the icon. DONE!
No the thing is that when I re-install my computer or if I get a new disc with new drive letters or just move my whole music directory the shortcuts will be corrupted cause windows own created shortcuts has the complete file path like "D:\Dokument\Egna Skivor\Deadmau5\For Lack Of A Better Name\00 For Lack Of A Better Name (Playlist).m3u". The way I want it is just "For Lack Of A Better Name\00 For Lack Of A Better Name (Playlist).m3u"

I hope this describes my problem and that there is a way to solve it.
Thanks Stellan

Answer:How to manualy create a custom shortcut?

A shortcut is a means to get to a file without having to drill down through drives, folders, and subfolders in order to get to the file. However, it must have a complete path in order to work. The way that you describe won't work as a shortcut.

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My wife's new PC uses Windows 7 64 bit OS. I use WinXP 32 bit. I have no idea how to create a program shortcut on her desktop as I easily could with XP. Could someone help? Thanks

Answer:How do I create a desktop shortcut to a program?

Welcome to the Seven Forums
This tutorial should help you out http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...r-program.html
Jerry

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Last week the Create Shortcut window refused to appear whenever I tried to create a shortcut in the Docts&Settings/User/Start/Programmes folder. I kept getting the New Shortcut, period. the exercise stopped there, with New Shortcut not pointing to anything.Only solution was to Restore to an earlier Point when problem did not arise.Will appreciate all advice on cause(s) and solutions.

Answer:Missing Create Shortcut window

You seem to have a lot of problems and different threads running.Repair XP with sfc /scannow as I suggested in one of your other threads and this will solve most of your problems especially as you had missing files in your re-install.

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Hello all:
I just migrated from XP to Win7 and am trying to get used to the changes. In XP I had a shortcut in my start menu that took me to the System Restore app. In XP this app covered both creating a restore point and performing an actual restore. In Win7 they are separate. The shortcut info in XP was:

target:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Restore\rstrui.exe
start in:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Restore

I did a search for rstrui.exe (in Win7) and ran it. It took me to the System Restore app that performs a restore. I'm looking for a link that takes me to the app that is for creating a restore point.

I know very well that I can get to this via the control panel, but I would like to have a link in the start menu that takes me there directly, as it did in XP.

So, does anyone have a solution to this? Any help is very much appreciated. I hope I'm making myself clear.

Answer:Shortcut to Create Restore Point

Will this help?

System Restore Point Shortcut

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Hey, I need to have a taskbar shortcut that opens a .pyw (Python) file. But the problem is that I can't pin it to my taskbar, if I do then it actually pins the the python 2.6 idle program and adds a "sub pin"(don't know the correct name) to the file but
the sub pin shortcut doesn't even work. I've ran into this problem before with .pdf files. I can pin a shortcut to the start menu but it won't pin to the taskbar as I want it to. Anyone have any suggestions or know of a way I can manipulate Windows 7 Home
Premium 64-bit? Also, I have tried manually adding a shortcut to the c/user/taskbar etc./etc. folder but it still won't show up on the taskbar, even after adding then restarting the system. Thanks for any help, - d.I use Visual Studio 2008 Professional or 2010 Ultimate Beta 2 with Visual Basic Settings.

Answer:How do I create a taskbar shortcut that is non-exe in Windows 7?

Here is another option:
http://www.7tutorials.com/how-pin-special-windows-shortcuts-taskbar

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In Windows 8 and previous, we could execute the Task Switcher shortcut to programmatically bring up the Alt-Tab window without needing to press Alt-Tab. NOTE: This shortcut is located in:
C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
and is still present in Windows 10 after upgrading from 8.1

This was immensely helpful for setting up a mouse shortcut button to bring up the task switcher. I had mine configured when clicking the middle wheel, the task switcher appeared. Then rolling the wheel allowed selection of the desired active application, and a second click of the wheel selected that application.

After upgrading to Windows 10, the "Task Switcher" shortcut no longer works. When attempting to execute it, nothing happens.

Also on eightforums.com, I discovered a method of creating this shortcut manually (i.e. referencing the appropriate GUID shell action ( Shortcut - Create in Windows 8)

However, this has stopped working in Windows 10.

Is there any way to recover this functionality in Windows 10?

Also, as an added bonus, is there any way to bring up Task View in the same way? Task view shows all virtual desktops and may be a more efficient way of navigating open programs than the Task Switcher.

I'm sure both of these are simply different shell GUID's (similar to the eightforums link above) but I don't know how to go about finding them.

Thank you for any direction!

Answer:How to create shortcut to Task Switcher?

Hello hilltop, and welcome to Ten Forums.

If you like, you can also press the Windows + Tab keys to open Task View.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html

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I know there's the button at the edge of the taskbar which shows the desktop. However, that button seems to correspond to the windowskey+D combination, and it ends up minimizing rainmeter too.

I was wondering if theres a way to create a shortcut icon which corresponds to the windowskey+M combination, which keeps rainmeter on the desktop.

Answer:How do I create a shortcut icon for WindowsKey+M?

Hello infomouse, welcome to Seven Forums!


Is this what you're asking about?

Have a look at the tutorial at the link below.

Show Desktop

Or this one?

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...bar.html?ltr=S

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I need to setup old control panel (w7) on w10. how do u do a shortcut in w 10?

Answer:how can i create shortcut for old control panel w7

Start / All Apps / Windows System / Control Panel, right-click, select more, pin to Taskbar

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Answer:How To Create Shutdown Shortcut In Windows 8

Why not just update to Windows 8.1? The button is there on the start screen.

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I'm trying to help my 75 yr old mom create a desktop shortcut to her web site with her Imac, only prob is shes 3000 miles away and I am a windows pc user! Can somebody give me some info here???
 

Answer:How to create desktop shortcut with Imac???

we do have a few mac users here but I dont see any of them online at present so you may have to bare with us a bit, I just cannot remember, but a windows way that may work is highlight and copy the URL then paste it on the desktop?
 

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Since this is a beta and installing/testing alot of programs/drivers there is a need for restore points. Am wondering if there is a way to create a shortcut str8 to the dialogue box of naming the restore point with the create button... rather than pulling up the properties of system restore. To go even further, being able to select which drive other than system, to create a restore point, drop down box style maybe. Possibly creating a right click context menu option. any idea other than writing to MS? am i missing something?

Answer:create restore point... shortcut?

Well by default, system restore in the task scheduler has SR set to make points at every startup and at 12 pm everyday. If you leave it to that, it's more than enough restore points without having to create any.

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Since a while I am using a Docking station for my Dell D600 laptop.

I am wondering if it is possible to create a shortcut to undock (such as the one in the start menu) in the quick launch bar or even on the desktop... short story, a shortcut that i can place anywhere.

I have tried to search some kind of file or process that undocks the station in windows *search* I could not find anything.

Does anyone if there is a process that undocks the station or maybe a different way to create a shortcut to undock. (I think there must be a way to create a shortcut since windows automatically creates one in the Start Menu as soon as the docking station is detected)

Here is a link to a screenshot of the start menu and the start menu in explorer: http://i42.tinypic.com/2z6vytc.jpg

It does not display in explorer nor is it possible to right click on it in the start menu (well obviously you can click on it, but it doesn't do anything, it does not display text)
Much Thanks in advance !

Greetings, Xander
 

Answer:How to create a shortcut to Undock a laptop

What Windows?

Why can't you use the one Windows creates?

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer:WORD:NoStartMenuEjectPC (Value=1 to hide, 0 to show)
 

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Can someone please give me the actual file name/location of the Windows XP Search Companion? (Not Windows Search.) I want a shortcut on my desktop. My srchassist folder does not contain any executable files.
Thanks.
 

Answer:How to Create Search Companion Shortcut

Click on the Start button then drag-and-drop the Search icon from the Start menu to the Desktop.
 

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Dear Everyone,
Firstly i apologize in case im posting in/on the wrong topic thread, im a newbie and idiot combined, forgive me. My questions is simply:- is it possible to create a youtube icon for my desktop and how?X

Answer:Is it possible to create a youtube shortcut for my desktop?

Welcome, its very easy. Good luck

Internet Shortcut

Internet Website Shortcut - Create - Windows 7 Forums

How to Put a Website's Shortcut on a Desktop | eHow.com

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Instead of pinning the camera app to the taskbar, I'd like it to be a desktop shortcut, but there is no right-click option for that, and I can't find where the camera app folder is located in Windows 10. Can someone point me in the right direction? Thanks!

Answer:How do I create a camera app shortcut on the desktop?

cbiweb said:

Instead of pinning the camera app to the taskbar, I'd like it to be a desktop shortcut, but there is no right-click option for that, and I can't find where the camera app folder is located in Windows 10. Can someone point me in the right direction? Thanks!



From the 'All Apps' Menu, click and hold and drag-n-drop it onto your Desktop:

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Hi all, Not sure if this should be in the Webdesign room or here, but I will start it here:I am designing a powerpoint presentation on the use of a database. This database is online and I need to copy a shortcut to the URL onto the desktop of the user if they so wish. This saves the user having to access the site through pages of local intranet and also helps those users who are not that PC savvy to be confident in creating a shortcut themselves. I could give detailed instuctions on how to create a shortcut but then this would detract from the presentation.What I want to do is insert some script of some sort with the text: "If you would like to place a shortcut on your desktop, click here" this would then drop a URL shortcut onto the users desktop without interupting the presentation.Any ideas?

Answer:How to create a shortcut to desktop using script??

Sorry all - have mailed FE to move into Helproom - Too early for me still this morning!!

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When I right click on a file and want to send to desktop create shortcut
option is not there... I followed directions for a fix but ended up with
send to desktop, which is nice but that just copies it to the desktop, not
just creating the shortcut..

I have another vista machine, I can copy stuff from if someone can tell me what to copy???

thanks,

tom
 

Answer:sent to desktop (create shortcut) missing??

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How to Create shortcut for desktop on Windows 10

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I have a user who can't create a desktop shortcut from the program menu, either by dragging or by right-click send to desktop. There are no error messages, it just won't do it. I am a domain admin and if I log on as myself I am able to create shortcuts without a problem. She is local admin on her computer. We use Windows XP. Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Solved: Cannot create desktop shortcut

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On Windows 98 you were able to create a Windows shutdown shortcut using:C:\windows\rundll.exe user.exe,exitwindowsIs this possible in Win2k or XP?Cheers!

Answer:Possible to create a Win2k shutdown shortcut?

I am not to sure matey, although I know with the 2k server resource kit u can shut down over a network, checkout click here, it might tell u in there.CheersLee

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Answer:I can't right click and create a shortcut anymore....

What Windows version, Acer laptop model and type of pointing device (touchpad, mouse, etc?) are you using? Jack E/NJ

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I have a microsoft keyboard with multimedia keys. I have assigned one of the multimedia keys to the Instant Viewer feature from Intellitype Pro. I like this feature and think it would be more useful to put it on the mouse button but I have searched and cannot find any .exe for the Instant Viewer to create a program shortcut. I was thinking I could get around this by creating a shortcut to the multimedia key instead and then assigning that shortcut to the mouse. Does anyone know if it's possible to do this?

FYI, this is not the same as pressing Alt + Tab or Ctrl + Alt + Tab. The Intellitype Instant viewer covers the whole screen when activated while Alt + Tab just gives you a thin horizontal strip in the middle.

Answer:Can I create a shortcut to a keyboard multimedia key?

Welcome to Seven Forums chillz. It is possible with AutoHotkey. I found this post. If you are not familiar, I will point one of our Gurus to this post, and see if he can elaborate:

Intellipoint Instant Viewer Hotkey • AutoHotkey Community

A Guy

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