This applies ONLY TO: Dean's Office, CII and NASCENT

How to Create Windows Desktop Shortcuts

  1. Determine the path to your folder.
    1. For example:  \\austin.utexas.edu\disk\ENGR\DOE\ITG
      1. HINT:  You can browse to the desired folder by selecting one of the pre-created Desktop Shortcuts and note the folder path.
        1. DOE Folder
        2. DOE Individual Staff Folders
        3. Scanners Folder
  2. Right-click white-space on your Desktop and choose: New>Shortcut
  3. Enter the folder path:
    1. For example:  \\austin.utexas.edu\disk\ENGR\DOE\YourUnitName
  4. Next
  5. Enter the name for the shortcut & Finish
  6. If you wish to change the shortcut icon for easier recognition:
    1. Right-click on the newly created shortcut and choose, Properties
    2. In the Shortcut tab, select Change icon... button.
    3. Select the icon you like, then OK > OK
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