Do you do a lot of searching in Windows Explorer ? The search feature is one of the most useful and used feature of windows that provides a quick way to locate a file . You can search quicker and easier by creating a search shortcut on your desktop . Follow our guide below on how to create a search shortcut on your desktop in Windows 8 / 8.1 .
How to create a Search shortcut on Desktop in Windows 8 and 8.1
Step 1 : Right click on your desktop and click New -> Shortcut
Step 2 : The shortcut dialog box opens . Type the following directory in the box and click Next:
Step 3 : Enter the shorcut name and click Finish
Step 4 : The shortcut is now created on your desktop.
Once the search shortcut is created on your desktop , double-click the shortcut to search for a file directly from the desktop . You can also pin it to the taskbar to open it easily . This method provides an easier and quicker way to search for any file you’re looking for .