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Windows 7: Troubleshooting Shortcut - Create

Troubleshooting Shortcut - Create

How to Create a Windows 7 "Troubleshooting" Shortcut
Published by Brink
07 Jan 2010
Default Troubleshooting Shortcut - Create

How to Create a Windows 7 "Troubleshooting" Shortcut

information   Information
This will show you how to create or download a Windows 7 Troubleshooting shortcut. You can also Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start Menu this shortcut, or move where you like for easy use.
Note   Note
Troubleshooting in Windows 7 helps you troubleshoot problems with Programs, Devices, Network, Printing, Display, Sound, Performance, and Windows. Each category will open up a separate troubleshooting wizard that will automatically diagnose and report any problems it finds, then will list any available options to help resolve the problem. Sometimes it can automatically fix the problem for you as well.

EXAMPLE: Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting Shortcut - Create-troubleshooting.jpg

To Download the "Troubleshooting" Shortcut
1. Click on the Download button below to download the file.
2. Click on Save, and save the .zip file to the desktop.

3. Open the .zip file and extract the Troubleshooting shortcut to the desktop.

4. Right click on the Troubleshooting shortcut, and click on Properties, General tab, and on the Unblock button. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: If you do not have a Unblock button under the General tab, then the shortcut is already unblocked and you can continue on to step 5.
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5. Move the shortcut to where you like for easy use.

6. When done, you can delete the downloaded .zip file on the desktop if you like, or save it to use again.

To Manually Create the "Troubleshooting" Shortcut
1. Right click on a empty area on desktop, and click on New and Shortcut. (See screenshot below)
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2. Type the location below into the location area, and click on the Next button. (See screenshot below)

C:\Windows\explorer.exe shell:::{C58C4893-3BE0-4B45-ABB5-A63E4B8C8651}
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3. Type Troubleshooting for the name, and click on the Finish button. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: You can name this anything you would like though.
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4. Right click on the new Troubleshooting shortcut on the Desktop and click on Properties.

5. Click on the Shortcut tab, then click on the Change Icon button. (See screenshot below)
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6. In the line under "Look for icons in this file", type C:\Windows\System32\imageres.dll and press Enter. (See screenshot below)
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7. Select the icon highlighted in blue above and click on OK. (See screenshot above)
NOTE: You can use any icon that you would like instead though.

8. Click on OK. (See screenshot below)
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9. Move the shortcut to where you like for easy use.
That's it,

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07 Jan 2010   #1
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit

Very helpful .. Thanks Shawn

My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jan 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

You're welcome Shyam. Thank you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jan 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

I used an alternate method - did this from All Tasks (see picture) and got them all.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

08 Jan 2010   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1

Another nice tutorial Shawn, I have to say you keep making things more convienent for me, Thanks, Derek
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jan 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

It's my pleasure Derek.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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