How to Create Run Shortcut on Desktop in Windows 10

How to Create Run Shortcut on Desktop in Windows 10

Using the Run command in Windows, you can run quick commands and programs, open folders or files, etc. For example, you can launch Notepad by accessing the Run dialog box, typing Notepad in the Open text box, and clicking OK. Everyone loves a quick way to get things done in Windows. And, opening the run box every time is somewhat a tedious job. Shortcuts are great for giving you quick access to files, apps, and folders. Although you can use Win + R to quickly open the Run dialog box in Windows 10, if you need to use Run commands frequently, you may prefer to create a desktop shortcut. Here’s how to do it.

How to Create Shortcut for Run Command on Windows 10 Desktop

Method 1- Simply select the Run command on the Start menu, and drag it to the Quick Launch toolbar, desktop or taskbar. The new shortcut uses the same icon, so it’s easy to identify.

Run command on the Start menu

or Right click on run application and click on “Pin to Start or pin to taskbar ”.

Run-Pin to Start or pin to taskbar

Method 2- Type run in the search box. When the Run app appears in the search result,  select Open file location.

Type run in the search box.

This takes you directly to the path of the Run program. Copy the program shortcut and paste it the desktop or right click on the “Run” program and from the context menu, select Send to > Desktop (create shortcut).

How to Create Shortcut for Run Command on Windows 10 Desktop

This will immediately create a “Run shortcut” on the desktop.

Method 3: Create a shortcut by right-clicking anywhere in File Explorer or your desktop and choosing New > Shortcut.

This will open the Create Shortcut wizard. Copy and paste the location below into the location area, and then click Next.

How to Create Shortcut for Run Command on Windows 10 Desktop

explorer.exe shell:::{2559a1f3-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}

On the next page, it will ask you to name the shortcut as you wish. After naming it, click on the Finish button to create the shortcut.

How to Create Shortcut for Run Command on Windows 10 Desktop

The default icon for your newly created shortcut is a folder icon. To change the icon, right-click on the new Run shortcut on the desktop, and then select “properties” from the context menu.

properties

In the Shortcut tab, click on the Change Icon button.

Change Icon button

In the Change Icon window, browse to select the file

Change Icon window, browse to select the file

C:\Windows\System32\imageres.dll.

Next choose the Run command icon and click OK.

Click OK and  Apply button to change the icon.

That’s all…

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