How to Copy an Icon to a User Desktop

By Nina Nixon

Copying an icon to a user desktop is useful when a file, folder or software program is opened and used regularly. Instead of searching the hierarchy of hardware drives from the Start menu, a shortcut is visible right there on your desktop and is accessible with just one click of the mouse.

Step 1

Click on any open space on the computer user desktop. Next, select, "New," and then "Shortcut."

Step 2

Click "Browse" to search for a file or folder.

Step 3

Highlight your selection and then click "OK."

Step 4

Click ''Next." Type a name for the shortcut, and then click "Finish."

Click on the icon to make sure the link is active.