by Barry Dysert
(last updated February 24, 2014)
For years I've relied on a handy Send To option to create shortcuts on my desktop. (Send To options are displayed when you right-click an object and choose Send To from the resulting Context menu.) The option is called Desktop (Create Shortcut), and it is quick and easy for, as an example, creating a shortcut to a folder or file. (See Figure 1.)
Figure 1. The Desktop (Create Shortcut) option is handy for creating shortcuts.
I've also been on computers where the Desktop (Create Shortcut) option was missing from the Send To options. (Why was it missing? I have no idea, but I missed it being there.) If you are missing this handy option from your system, follow these steps to restore it:
That's it. Your Desktop (Create Shortcut) option is restored and you can once again start sending shortcuts to the desktop.
This tip (12978) applies to Windows 7.
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