How to add useful shortcuts, files and folders in ‘My Computer’ window

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Generally all versions of Windows O.S. show some default shortcuts in “My Computer” window like system drive,hard disk drives,optical drives,network connections etc.But still if we want to add some other desired shortcuts or links to ‘My Computer’ window its not possible through default Windows options.

After applying simple steps described below you will get shortcuts to your favourite applications,files,folders etc. in ‘My Computer’ window as shown below.


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1.Type this string to RUN box of windows or Start search box and press enter-

%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Network Shortcuts

Now you can see “Network Shortcuts” folder window.

2.Create shortcuts for your favourite applications (from their installed files in C:\Program Files in case of 32bit O.S. or from C:\Program Files (x86) for 64bit O.S.).If you have all favourite shortcuts in desktop then you can use them directly.You can create shortcuts through right click context menu option as shown here for Firefox as an example


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3.Select shortcuts from ‘desktop’ that you want to see in ‘My Computer’ window.

4.Copy-paste your selected shortcuts to “Network Shortcuts” folder window which was opened by executing step1 of this tutorial.


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That’s all…now go to ‘My Computer’ and you will see your favourite shortcuts in My Computer window as shown in the first screenshot.Now you can easily access your applications,files and folders directly from ‘My Computer’ with a double click 🙂

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