If you want to create a shortcut for WordPad on the desktop in your Windows 8/8.1 PC, there are three different methods for your option.
Video guide on how to create a WordPad shortcut on Windows 8:
Way 1: Create a new shortcut via the "write" file in the Windows folder.
Step 1: Right-click the blank space on the desktop, tap New and select Shortcut.
Step 2: As the Create Shortcut window appears, click Browse button, select write file which is in Computer/Local Disk (C:)/Windows and tap OK in the pop-up small dialog.
Step 3: Click Next to go on.
Step 4: Name this shortcut and tap Finish.
After these steps, the shortcut created will be shown on the desktop.
Way 2: Create a WordPad Shortcut through the "wordpad.exe" file in the Accessories folder.
Step 1: Open a new shortcut according to the instruction above.
Step 2: Input the following location info and tap Next.
"C:\Program Files\Windows NT\Accessories\wordpad.exe"
Tip: The location info to be input can also be without double quotation marks.
Step 3: Click Finish to create the shortcut.
As you can see from the following screen shot, the wordpad shortcut is successfully created.
Way 3: Create a WordPad CMD (or BAT) file as the shortcut for WordPad.
Step 1: Go to the Search bar by Windows+F hotkeys, enter notepad in the empty box, choose Apps and tap Notepad to open it.
Step 2: Input write in the opened Notepad.
Step 3: Click the File tab and select Save As to continue.
Step 4: Name the file, add ".cmd" or ".bat" (without double quotation marks) to the end of the file name, and click Save.
Then, the CMD file of WordPad is created and can serve as the shortcut for WordPad as well.
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