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    Create Sync your settings Shortcut in Windows 10


    How to: Create Sync your settings Shortcut in Windows 10

    How to Create a "Sync your settings" Shortcut in Windows 10


    In Windows 10 you can sync your theme, passwords, language preferences, Ease of Access, and other Windows settings so they are used across all your Microsoft PCs and devices that you sign in to with your same Microsoft account.

    This tutorial will show you how to create or download a Sync your settings shortcut that opens directly to 'Sync your settings' in the Settings app in Windows 10.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Download a Sync your settings Shortcut
    • Option Two: To Manually Create a Sync your settings Shortcut

    EXAMPLE: Sync your settings in Settings

    Create Sync your settings Shortcut in Windows 10 [​IMG]







    OPTION ONE [/i] To Download a Sync your settings Shortcut
    1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .zip file below.
    Sync_your_settings_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 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 [/i] To Manually Create a Sync your settings 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)
    *Arrow %windir%\explorer.exe ms-settings:sync


    Create Sync your settings Shortcut in Windows 10 [​IMG]

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

    *note You could name this shortcut anything you would like though.

    Create Sync your settings Shortcut in Windows 10 [​IMG]

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

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

    Create Sync your settings Shortcut in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    6. In the line under "Look for icons in this file", copy and paste the location below, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)
    *Arrow %SystemRoot%\System32\imageres.dll


    Create Sync your settings Shortcut in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    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 step 5)

    9. If you like, you can assign a keyboard shortcut to, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Brink, Feb 22, 2016
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  2. Frick Win User

    Windows 10 commands/shortcuts/env. var.

    Keyboard shortcuts to open programs:

    Create a shortcut on the desktop to whatever program you want. Right click -> Properties and fill in the field there. Sadly the shortcut needs to remain on the desktop, but you can hide it.

    Fun fact: If you had keyboard shortcuts for programs pinned to your Windows 7 start menu, those shortcuts still work when you update to Windows 10.
     
    Frick, Oct 26, 2019
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  3. Flava0ne Win User
    Creating Shortcuts with Batch File

    I've created a Batch file which calls on the following VB Script to be able to create a shortcut to my desktop:

    VB Script (named createLink.vbs):
    Code: set objWSHShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell") set objFso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject") ' command line arguments ' TODO: error checking sShortcut = objWSHShell.ExpandEnvironmentStrings(WScript.Arguments.Item(0)) sTargetPath = objWSHShell.ExpandEnvironmentStrings(WScript.Arguments.Item(1)) sWorkingDirectory = objFso.GetAbsolutePathName(sShortcut) set objSC = objWSHShell.CreateShortcut(sShortcut) objSC.TargetPath = sTargetPath objSC.WorkingDirectory = sWorkingDirectory objSC.Save[/quote] Batch File Example (for Windows Notepad):
    Code: @echo off cscript createLink.vbs "C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\Notepad.lnk" "C:\Windows\System32\notepad.exe"[/quote] But after creating the shortcut using this method, I'm not able to assign a custom icon for the shortcut. I get the following error message when trying to do so:


    Create Sync your settings Shortcut in Windows 10 Error503.jpg


    Any help and ideas on what I need to put into the VB Script and/or Batch File to be able to do this would be greatly appreciated! *Big Grin Create Sync your settings Shortcut in Windows 10 :D

    Also, I know that I can simply do this by going to Start Menu\All Programs\Accessories\ right-clicking on Notepad and selecting Send to\Desktop (create shortcut). Easy enough for creating a single shortcut. But I need to create several multiple shortcuts and using this Batch/VBS method would really save me a lot of time in doing so.
     
    Flava0ne, Oct 26, 2019
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  4. Create Sync your settings Shortcut in Windows 10

    How to create a shortcut for a keyboard shortcut.

    Hi Marcos,

    Welcome to Microsoft Community.

    I understand that you are willing to create Keyboard shortcut on Windows 10. I will certainly help you.

    I suggest you to follow the steps in the below Microsoft article to create
    a keyboard shortcut for an app.

    Create keyboard shortcuts to open desktop apps

    Note: The troubleshooting steps in the above link are meant for windows 8, however, you can use the same for windows 10 as well.

    Refer below article for more information on Keyboard shortcuts.

    Keyboard shortcuts

    Please post back with above information and we will be glad to assist you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Vinodh_Kumar V, Oct 26, 2019
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  5. Unable to create shortcuts in Windows 10

    Hi Terry,

    Provide us with additional information to assist you further:

    • Have you made any changes to the operating system prior to this issue?
    • Does this issue confined to create a shortcut for any specific application?

    As a workaround, I suggest you to try creating shortcuts in Safe mode with networking and check if it helps.

    Refer: Start your PC in safe mode in Windows 10


    Follow the below steps to place the computer in normal mode.


    • Press Windows + R keys to open
      Run command.

    • Type msconfig
      and press Enter.

    • In the System Configuration
      window, click on General tab.

    • Select Start-up selection
      as Normal startup, click on Apply and
      Ok
      .

    • Follow onscreen instructions.

    Reply to the post with the required information and brief description about this issue for further assistance.

    Thank you.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Oct 26, 2019
    #5
  6. How does one create shortcuts to start applications?

    Hello Michel,

    Thank you for bringing up your query on Microsoft Community.


    • What happens when you right-click on an app in Start?
    You can create keyboard shortcuts to quickly open the desktop apps you use most often.

    Keyboard shortcuts are key combinations that let you complete tasks in Windows that might otherwise take many steps.

    Let us follow the steps in the below Microsoft article to
    create a keyboard shortcut
    for an app.

    Create keyboard shortcuts to open desktop apps

    http://windows.microsoft.com/is-IS/windows-8/create-keyboard-shortcuts-to-open-apps

    Note: The troubleshooting steps in the above link are meant for windows 8, however, you can use the same for windows 10 as well.

    Also, see: Keyboard shortcuts

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/keyboard-shortcuts

    Hope it helps.

    Feel free to post if you have any further query on Windows.
     
    Abdul_Malik, Oct 26, 2019
    #6
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