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Technical Support Tips: How to create a desktop shortcut to a folder or a document

It's recommended you save files to the M-Drive or the U-Drive. The M-Drive stores files meant to be shared. The U-Drive stores your work files for your access only. Both are backed up securely.

It's strongly recommended you do not use the C-Drive. Files saved on the C-Drive, including your desktop, are not backed up. Your work will be lost if those files are infected with a virus, deleted in error, or if your computer is damaged or lost.

Instead save your files on the M-Drive or the U-Drive and make a shortcut on your desktop.

To make a shortcut on your desktop:

  1. Navigate to the folder or document you want and right click on the folder or document.
  2. In the dropdown hover over the words "Send to" and another list will appear.
  3. In the new list click on "Desktop (create shortcut)."

The new shortcut will appear on your desktop.

Gallion, Christine
Communications and Network Services