How to create a shortcut on the Desktop and Start menu in Windows 8

Desktop and Start menu shortcuts are links to various different items. It can be to a program, file, folder, another computer, etc. Here is a quick way to create a Desktop and Start menu shortcut in Windows 8.

  1. On the Start menu, left click on the Desktop tile.
  2. Right click on any empty area of the Desktop and select New > Folder or Shortcut. If you selected Shortcut, browse to the program you want to the shortcut to open.
  3. Right-click on the folder or shortcut you just created and left click Pin to Start.

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