Hi! We all have files we use regularly: letterhead, excel files, other things on our hard drives that we access frequently. Rather than navigate to the the file every time, why not make it easy on yourself and put a shortcut to the file on your desktop?
Go to the file on your computer. It might be in ‘My Documents’, it might be somewhere else. When you’ve found it, right click the filename, then scroll down the menu until you see the ‘Send To’ command. Left click that and you’ll see the option to send the shortcut to the Desktop. Look at the screen shot below for an example.
Once you’ve done that, go to your desktop and you’ll see the shortcut you’ve just created. Double click the shortcut and the file will open!
You can do that for all your frequently opened files. I have shortcuts for letterhead, spreadsheets, and folders… yes, it works for folders too!
As an added bonus, you can drag your shortcut to the Quick Launch bar next to the Start button for one-click access to your stuff.
Try it now!