How to create a shortcut in Windows 11
Published March 22, 2023
Windows 11 allows you to create a shortcut to a file, enabling you to place the shortcut in a separate location from the file for convenient access. For example, you can create a shortcut to a file stored in your Documents folder and place it on your desktop. Then, when you want to open the file, you can double-click the shortcut on your desktop instead of navigating to the file in your Documents folder.
To create a shortcut in Windows 11:
- Right-click the file for which you want to create a shortcut.
- Select ).
- Choose .
- Windows creates the shortcut (.LNK file) in the same folder as the file.
- You can rename and move the shortcut to another location.
When you open the shortcut, you will open the file.