Create Printers Folder Shortcut in Windows  

    Create Printers Folder Shortcut in Windows

    Create Printers Folder Shortcut in Windows

    How to Create a Printers Folder Shortcut in Windows
    Published by Category: Hardware & Drivers
    28 Feb 2020
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    How to Create a Printers Folder Shortcut in Windows


    The Printers folder allows you to see all printers in one location to make it easy to manage them.

    This tutorial will show you how to create or download a Printers folder shortcut in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.


    Contents




    EXAMPLE: Printers folder
    Create Printers Folder Shortcut in Windows-printers.jpg






    OPTION ONE

    To Download a Printers folder Shortcut


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

    Printers_shortcut.zip

    Download

    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.






    OPTION TWO

    To Manually Create a Printers folder 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 either location below into the location area, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

    explorer shell:PrintersFolder

    OR

    explorer shell:::{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}

    OR

    explorer shell:::{863aa9fd-42df-457b-8e4d-0de1b8015c60}

    OR

    rundll32.exe shell32.dll,SHHelpShortcuts_RunDLL PrintersFolder

    Create Printers Folder Shortcut in Windows-printers_shortcut-1.png

    3 Type Printers for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)

    You could name this shortcut anything you would like though.

    Create Printers Folder Shortcut in Windows-printers_shortcut-2.png

    4 Right click or press and hold on the new Printers shortcut, and click/tap on Properties.

    5 In the Shortcut tab, click/tap on the Change Icon button. (see screenshot below)

    Create Printers Folder Shortcut in Windows-printers_shortcut-3.png

    6 In the line under "Look for icons in this file", copy and paste the location below, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    %windir%\System32\imageres.dll

    Create Printers Folder Shortcut in Windows-printers_shortcut-4.png

    7 Select the icon highlighted in blue above, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot above)

    You could use any icon that you would like instead though.


    8 Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    Create Printers Folder Shortcut in Windows-printers_shortcut-5.png

    9 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





  1. Posts : 9
    Win10
       #1

    Entering or merging the following into the registry creates a desktop icon "Printers" that functions the same. This is not a shortcut but you can create a shortcut by right clicking on the icon.

    Code:
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{2227a280-3aea-1069-a2de-08002b30309d}]
    @="Printers"
      My Computer


 

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