How to Create a My Computer Shortcut

By Kathryn Hatter

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Placing shortcuts on your desktop is an effective way to streamline your work processes to save time. Many people like to place program shortcuts of programs they use often on the desktop. When you have a shortcut on your desktop, you must only click on the shortcut to open the program. Because “My Computer” is an oft-used starting point in Windows operating systems, create a My Computer shortcut on your desktop.

Step 1

Click the “Start” button to open the Start Menu.

Step 2

Right-click “Computer” on the right side of the Start Menu.

Step 3

Select “Show on Desktop” to create the “My Computer” shortcut on your desktop.