You can create shortcuts on your desktop that enable you to open your favorite files and folders by simply double-clicking your mouse.
To add a shortcut from a file to your desktop
1. Browse through your My Documents folder, and find the file that you want to create a shortcut to.
2. Right-click the file that you want to be able to open from your desktop, click Send To, and then click Desktop.
File shortcut menu with Send To – Desktop (create shortcut) selected
You’ll see the shortcut on your desktop.
Note: The shortcut icon has an arrow in the lower-left corner to indicate that it’s a shortcut rather than the actual file. You can open a shortcut just like you would any other file by double-clicking it. However, if you delete the shortcut, you won’t remove the file itself.
Shortcuts as they appear on the desktop