How to Add Notepad Shortcut to Desktop on Windows 11

If you see the new Notepad app a lot, it is better to add it as a shortcut on your Windows 11 device, below are the easy steps to help you add it.

  1. On your Windows 11 Search type Notepad.
  2. Now click on the arrow > next to Notepad under Command.
  3. Here choose the option "Open File Location"

    Open Notepad Location Windows 11
  4. This will open up the folder where Notepad.exe file is present under "Program files".

  5. Now right-click on the Notepad.exe icon and select "Show more options"
  6. Here you should see the option "Desktop (create shortcut)", click on it.
    Create Notepad Shortcut Windows 11 Desktop
  7. You will see that a shortcut named "Notepad.exe Shortcut" has been created on your Windows 11 Desktop.
  8. Notepad.exe - Shortcut created on Desktop

This is not an AI-generated article but is verified & demonstrated by a human on a Windows 11 PC.

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