Creating a shortcut to a program on thumb drive without drive letter



As an IT administrator, you may come across the need to create shortcuts to programs stored on a thumb drive without a drive letter assigned to it. This is a common problem for many IT professionals, as it can be difficult to know how to access a program without a designated drive letter. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to create a shortcut to a program on a thumb drive without a drive letter.

The first step is to identify the path to the program stored on the thumb drive. To do this, open Windows File Explorer, select the thumb drive, and then right-click on the folder containing the program. From the pop-up menu, select Properties. This will open a window with the file path listed in the Location field at the top. Make sure to note this information, as you will need it later.

Now that the file path is known, open the Start menu and type in “Create Shortcut.” This will open a Create Shortcut window where you can specify the location of the program. In the Type the location of the item field, enter the file path that you noted earlier. Once the path is entered, click Next and then Finish to complete the shortcut creation process.

The shortcut should now appear on the desktop, and you can double-click it to open the program on the thumb drive. You can also add this shortcut to the Windows taskbar for quick access. To do this, just right-click the shortcut on the desktop and select Pin to Taskbar.

By following these steps, you can easily create a shortcut to a program stored on a thumb drive without a drive letter. This can be a great time-saver for IT administrators who need to access programs stored on thumb drives without a drive letter assigned to them.

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