How to put shortcut icons on your desktop

Shortcuts can help you easily find folders, files and frequently-used drives by placing icons on your desktop. To create a shortcut, first make sure part of your desktop is visible. Then right-click the icon for that item in My Computer or Windows Explorer and select Create Shortcut. There will now be a shortcut at the end of the file list. Drag it onto the desktop. Now you can click that icon for instant access to the information.