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How to Create A Shutdown Shortcut on Windows 10 Desktop

The article shows you how to create a shutdown shortcut on desktop in Windows 10 computer, as exhibited in the following screen shot.

Video guide on how to create a shutdown shortcut on Windows 10 desktop:

Steps to create a shutdown shortcut on Windows 10 desktop:

Step 1: Right-click the desktop, point at New in the context menu and choose Shortcut in the sub-list to open a new shortcut.

Step 2: Type C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe in the empty box and click Next to move on.

Tip: If you don't want to manually type the location info, click the Browse button, find and select shutdown in Disk C/Windows/System32 and hit OK.

Step 3: Tap Finish to complete this shortcut creation.

Tip: The shortcut is named shutdown by default. If you would like to name it by yourself, enter your desired name and hit Finish in this step.

Moreover, you can continue to change the icon of this shortcut, following the method introduced in Change Shutdown Shortcut Icon on Windows 10 Desktop.

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