Create Desktop Shortcuts

Create Desktop Shortcuts

Shortcuts are icons you use to directly access files, folders, or programs more quickly.  


On a Windows 7 computer, your desktop is not saved to your H: drive. Because of this, desktops are machine-specific. Adding a shortcut to the desktop on one computer will not make it show up on another computer.

Create Shortcuts for CedarNet programs in Windows 7 and 10

Create a Shortcut

  1. Click the Windows [Start] button.    
  2. Choose "All Programs" (in Windows 10, "All apps")  > "Novell ZENworks" > "ZENworks Application Windows."
  3. Locate the program in the associated CedarNet folder.
  4. Drag and drop the program icon to your Desktop.

Rename a Shortcut

You cannot rename shortcuts created with this method.

Delete a Shortcut

To delete a shortcut, you must manually drag the icon to the Recycle Bin (right-click > “Delete” will not work).

Create All Other Shortcuts (documents, files, folders, and programs that are locally installed)

Create a Shortcut

  1. Right-click the file, folder, or program's executable file (.exe).
  2. Choose "Send to" > "Desktop (create shortcut)."


Shortcuts are generally named "Shortcut to _________." To rename a shortcut, right-click the shortcut > Select "Rename." Type in the new name of the shortcut and press [Enter].


  1. Right-click the shortcut.
  2. Choose "Delete."

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