How to run 'create shortcut' from "run box" or "cmd" question..

Discussion in 'Windows XP General Discussion' started by Rob WinBorg, May 12, 2019.

  1. Rob WinBorg

    Rob WinBorg

    May 12, 2019
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    Hello XP Forum members,
    I am curious (part of being the XP legacy 'noob' i am.. : P) about how to run,launch the windows xp 'create desktop shortcut' dialogue box from either a cmd prompt or start menu run box??

    I would like to know the steps to do the aforementioned (or if it is even possible?!?) task in windows xp pro?!

    Thanks in advance for a helpful reply!

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    Rob WinBorg, May 12, 2019
  2. Rob WinBorg


    Dec 10, 2012
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    for any shortcut I want I just right click and use send to /desktop/create shortcut, have never used a dialog box

    above has instructions to create a shutdown shortcut with the dialog box, so you could put some other command in the dialog box, but the steps are there.

    Right-click an open area on the desktop, point to New, and then click Shortcut.
    Click Browse.
    Locate the program or file to which you want to create a shortcut, click the program or file, click Open, and then click Next.
    Type a name for the shortcut. If a Finish button appears at the bottom of the dialog box, click it. If a Next button appears at the bottom of the dialog box, click it, click the icon you want to use for the shortcut, and then click Finish.
    Elizabeth23, May 13, 2019
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