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Default Programs Shortcut - Create

How to Create a Default Programs Shortcut in Windows 7
Published by Brink
15 Feb 2010
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How to Create a Default Programs Shortcut in Windows 7

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This will show you how to create or download a Default Programs shortcut. You can also Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start Menu this shortcut, or move where you like for easy use.

EXAMPLE: Default Programs

To Download the "Default Programs" Shortcut
1. Click on the download button below to download the file below.

2. Click on Save, and save the .zip file to the desktop.

3. Open the downloaded .zip file and extract the Default Programs shortcut to the desktop.

4. Right click on the Default Programs 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 if you like, or save it to use again.

To Manually Create the "Default Programs" Shortcut
1. Right click on a empty area on desktop, and click on New and Shortcut.

2. Type the location below into the location area, and click on the Next button. (see screenshot below)
%windir%\explorer.exe shell:::{17cd9488-1228-4b2f-88ce-4298e93e0966}
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3. Type Default Programs 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 Default Programs 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 in the location below 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 or pin the shortcut to where you like for easy use.
That's it,


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