How to Add Useful Shortcuts, Files and Folders in My Computer Window Using Hidden Network Shortcuts Trick

In almost all Windows versions, “My Computer” window usually shows hard disk drives, optical drives and sometimes a few default shortcuts like Network Connections, Control Panel, etc.

Today I am going to share a very small and easy trick which can be used to add any desired shortcut, file or folder in My Computer window

Following is a preview of the output which you’ll get after following this tutorial:


As you can see in above screenshot, there are lots of new shortcuts showing in My Computer window.

So without wasting time, lets start the tutorial:

  1. Type following string in RUN or start menu search box and press Enter:

%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Network Shortcuts

It’ll open “Network Shortcuts” folder.

You can also directly open the same folder by typing Network Shortcuts in Explorer addressbar and press Enter.

  1. Now what you have to do is simply create shortcut to the desired folder and paste it in this “Network Shortcuts” folder.

You can also paste file shortcuts or simply move the original file in this folder.

If you want, you can create Control Panel items shortcuts and move them from Desktop to this folder.

  1. That’s it. As soon as you copy a shortcut to “Network Shortcuts” folder, it’ll start showing in My Computer window.


Simple trick. Isn’t it?

NOTE: This post is copied from askvg site. Its original post can also be read on the site


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