How to Get Notepad on the Desktop

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Getting Notepad on the desktop is something you can do using only your computer's mouse. Get Notepad on the desktop with help from a software engineer with broad and extensive experience in this free video clip.

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Hi, my name is Mathew Pierce. I'm a software engineer, and today I'm going to show you how to get Notepad on the Desktop. Now this is a relatively easy process. All you have to do is go find Notepad on your computer. I've got mine right here. You right click on it and go to properties. In properties you go to open file location and there it is right there. Now you right click on that. It will pop down this menu and then you'll create shortcut, it will tell you it can't create it there but hey you want to place it on Desktop instead? You say sure and it creates an icon right there, go ahead and close out these. So now you've got a Notepad on your, or a shortcut on your Desktop that points to Notepad and you can just double click that and it will bring it right up and you can do that with all of your other tools too, any other executable you have that you want to be able to have a shortcut on the Desktop, just right click on it, say create shortcut and put it on the Desktop and you'll be able to access all your tools from there. My name is Mathew Pierce. Today, I talked about how to get Notepad on the Desktop. Thanks for watching.

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