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

Create a Shortcut

  1. Click the Windows [Start] button    
  2. Choose "All Programs"
  3. Choose "Novell ZENworks
  4. Choose "ZENworks Application Windows"
  5. Locate the program in the associated CedarNet folder
  6. 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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