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3 Ways to Create Run Shortcut on Windows 10 Desktop

Three methods are introduced below to help you create a shortcut for the Run app on desktop in Windows 10 computer.

Video guide on how to create Run shortcut on Windows 10 desktop:

3 ways to create Run shortcut on Windows 10 desktop:

Way 1: Send the Run shortcut to desktop.

Step 1: Search run, right-click Run in the result and choose Open file location from the menu.

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Step 2: Right-tap the Run shortcut, point at Send to on the menu and select Desktop (create shortcut) in the sub-list.

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Way 2: Create a shortcut for Run on desktop.

Step 1: Right-click blank area on the desktop, expand New and hit Shortcut.

Step 2: Type explorer shell:::{2559a1f3-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0} in the location box, and tap Next.

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Step 3: Enter Run to name the shortcut, and choose Finish.

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Tip: You can change its icon according to the following guidance.

1. Right-click the Run shortcut and hit Properties on the menu.

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2. Tap Change Icon to move on.

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3. Locate C:\Windows\System32\imageres.dll, select an icon, and click OK.

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4. Hit OK to confirm the modification.

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Way 3: Create a cmd file for Run on desktop.

Step 1: Open a new text document.

Step 2: Input explorer.exe shell:::{2559a1f3-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}.

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Step 3: Open File, choose Save As, locate Desktop, type Run.cmd in the name box and tap Save.

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