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How to Create a Shared Folders Shortcut in Windows 10

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You can use the Shared Folders Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in to centrally manage file shares on a computer. Shared Folders enables you to create file shares and set permissions, as well as view and manage open files and users connected to file shares on the computer.

This tutorial will show you how to download or create a shortcut that opens directly to the Shared Folders MMC snap-in in Windows 10.


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EXAMPLE: Shared Folders Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in
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Shared Folders shortcut - Create in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Shared Folders shortcut - Create in Windows 10
To Download a Shared Folders Shortcut

1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .zip file below.

Shared_Folders_shortcut.zip

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2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

3. Unblock the .zip file.

4. Open the .zip file, and extract (drag and drop) the shortcut to your desktop.

5. If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar, Pin to Start, add to All apps, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

6. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .zip file if you like.






Shared Folders shortcut - Create in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Shared Folders shortcut - Create in Windows 10
To Manually Create a Shared Folders Shortcut

1. Right click or press and hold on an empty area on your desktop, and click/tap on New and Shortcut.

2. Copy and paste the location below into the location area, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

%windir%\System32\fsmgmt.msc

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3. Type Shared Folders for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: You could name this shortcut anything you would like though.

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4. If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar, Pin to Start, add to All apps, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.


That's it,
Shawn