Download over 100 Ready-to-use Windows 7 desktop shortcuts

Friend Ciprian has taken the pains to create over a hundred (oof!) ready-to-use Windows 7 desktop shortcuts ! Simply download them and place the one’s you want on your Windows 7 desktop.

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The collection of shortcuts have been neatly classified  and the zipped download includes the following folders with these shortcuts:

Shut Down Menu – Hibernate, Lock / Switch User, Log Off, Restart, Shut Down, Sleep.

Troubleshooting – Aero Troubleshoot, Audio Playing Troubleshoot, Audio Recording Troubleshoot, Hardware & Devices Troubleshoot, HomeGroup Troubleshoot, Incoming Connections Troubleshoot, Internet Connections Troubleshoot, Internet Explorer Performance Troubleshoot, Internet Explorer Safety Troubleshoot, Network Adapter Troubleshoot, Performance Troubleshoot, Power Troubleshoot, Printing Troubleshoot, Shared Files & Folders Troubleshoot, System Maintenance Troubleshoot, Windows Media Player DVD Troubleshoot, Windows Media Player Library Troubleshoot, Windows Media Player Settings Troubleshoot, Windows Troubleshooting Tools.

Windows Programs – Calculator, Command Prompt, Internet Explorer, Math Input Panel, Media Center, Notepad, Paint, Remote Desktop Connection, Run, Sidebar, Snipping Tool, Sound Recorder, Sticky Notes, Sync Center, Windows DVD Maker, Windows Explorer, Windows Fax and Scan, Windows Media Player, Windows Update, Wordpad, XPS Viewer.

Ease of Access – Ease of Access, Magnify, Narrator, On-Screen Keyboard, Speech Recognition.

System Administration Tools – Action Center, Aero Transparency On (works on 32-bit only), Aero Transparency Off (works on 32-bit only), Backup and Restore, Character Map, Computer, Control Panel, Default Programs, Desktop Personalization, Device Manager, Disk Defragmenter, Disk Cleanup, Display Settings, Folder Options, Fonts, Indexing Options, Keyboard, Mouse, Notification Area Icons, Parental Controls, Performance Information and Tools, Power Options, Private Character Editor, Region and Language, Resource Monitor, System Information, System Restore, Task Manager (All Users), Task Scheduler, Taskbar and Start Menu, User Accounts, Windows Easy Transfer, Windows Update.

Tablet PC – ShapeCollector, TabTip, Windows Journal.

Windows PowerShell – Windows PowerShell (x86), Windows PowerShell ISE (x86), Windows PowerShell ISE, Windows PowerShell.

Networking – Homegroup, Internet Options, Network and Sharing Center, Network, Windows Defender, Windows Firewall – Enable, Windows Firewall – Disable, Windows Firewall

Head over to this site if you want to download them and maybe also suggest a shortcut to a Windows 7 tool, which isn’t included in the collection,! A unique initiative, I must say!

UPDATE: Incidentally, it might be a good place to mention that we have just released one of our  new portable freeware apps, Handy Shortcuts. You may want to check it out!

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. Ryan Dozier

    Man that is a lot of shortcuts, a lot which are good, but to many shortcuts on the desktop will create huge amount of clutter. I thought the goal nowadays was to be simple and clean like is.

    Nonetheless, this is cool to have if you have users that ask you to create a shortcut for everything.

  2. randy Baird

    Like my blackberry storm

  3. You may try this, this is what I usually do. The 99 desktop shortcuts are already defined and placed into separate folders. Leave the shortcuts this way and then what I do is on my ‘task bar/quick launch’ I have another toolbar called “Desktop” and when I click the double arrows to the right of the word Desktop on the ‘task bar/quick launch’ it shows me all the shortcuts that appear on my desktop, or for that matter, whatever, I have on the desktop. Since the 99 shortcuts are in separate folders, I highlight their folder, and it slides open to show me the shortcut. Hope this may help out with the cluttering of the desktop.

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