How do I make a computer management shortcut?

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How do I make a computer management shortcut?
Access important tools faster using desktop shortcuts. (laptop 9 image by Harvey Hudson from

The Computer Management tool is a collection of system tools that lets you manage disks and devices, view event logs, schedule tasks and perform other useful computer-related functions. The program even has a "Services and Application" panel that lets you start and stop Windows services. Access the Computer Management tool from the Windows "Start" menu, or save time by creating a shortcut to the program and placing it on your desktop.

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  1. 1

    Right click your desktop and select "New" to display a drop-down menu of options.

  2. 2

    Select "Shortcut." The "Create Shortcut" window will open and display a text box. Paste the following into the text box:


    This command runs the Computer Management utility.

  3. 3

    Click "Next" and enter a name for the shortcut in the text box provided. Click "Finish." Windows will close the window and display the shortcut on the desktop.

  4. 4

    Right click the shortcut and select "Properties." The "Properties" window will open.

  5. 5

    Click "Advanced" and put a check mark next to "Run as Administrator." Click "OK" to close the window.

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  • Right click the shortcut, select "Properties" and click "Change Icon" to change the image that shortcut icon displays.

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