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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
Name:  Printers.jpg
Views: 109
Size:  25.6 KB






Create Printers Folder Shortcut in Windows OPTION ONE Create Printers Folder Shortcut in Windows
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.






Create Printers Folder Shortcut in Windows OPTION TWO Create Printers Folder Shortcut in Windows
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:::{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}

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

rundll32.exe shell32.dll,SHHelpShortcuts_RunDLL PrintersFolder

Name:  Printers_shortcut-1.png
Views: 114
Size:  16.6 KB

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

Name:  Printers_shortcut-2.png
Views: 113
Size:  12.3 KB

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)

Name:  Printers_shortcut-3.png
Views: 110
Size:  17.9 KB

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

Name:  Printers_shortcut-4.png
Views: 109
Size:  33.4 KB

7. Select the icon highlighted in blue above, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot above)
NOTE: You could use any icon that you would like instead though.

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

Name:  Printers_shortcut-5.png
Views: 111
Size:  18.9 KB

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