Steps to create a desktop shortcut on your Mac

Steps to create a desktop shortcut on your Mac

Apple MacBook family strives to improve ever year. Last year, Apple refreshed its MacBook Pro lineup, introducing tons of new improvements and changes. However, there are still a lot of little things on Mac that make your daily tasks much quicker and easier.

Have you wondered if you can create a desktop shortcut for quick access on your Mac like you do in Windows? If you have, well you are not the only one. In reality, macOS allows you to easily create an Alias (a shortcut in Windows).

If you have never heard of Alias, you should know that an alias serves as a folder that opens the actual file or folder it links to. The best part is that you can move an alias folder anywhere on your Mac, and doing so won’t have any impact on the original folder and file on your Mac. This allows you to create a shortcut for your favorite folders on the desktop.

In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through the steps to create a desktop shortcut on your Mac. Before we begin, be sure that you are now running macOS Sierra or newer.

Steps to create a desktop shortcut on your Mac

Step one: First off, you need to open Finder on your Mac. After that, you simply need to navigate the folder or file you want to create a shortcut for

Step two: Next up, you now need to perform a right-click on that folder or file and then select Make Alias from the drop-down menu

Step three: Once you are done, enter the name for your Alias. After that, you simply need to drag and drop your new Alias onto the desktop. From now in, you can use it as a shortcut on your Mac. When you click on that Alias, it will take you to the original file and folder. This eliminates the need to go through your Mac to locate your files.

Also read: Steps to save as PDF on your iPhone and iPad with a gesture trick in iOS 10

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