Would you like to learn how to create a shortcut using Powershell? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to use Powershell to create a shortcut on a computer running Windows.

• Windows 2012 R2
• Windows 2016
• Windows 2019
• Windows 10
• Windows 11

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Tutorial Powershell - Creating a shortcut on Windows

Start a Powershell command-line.

Start Powershell

Configure a file name to the new shortcut.

Copy to Clipboard

Create a shortcut using Powershell.

Copy to Clipboard

In our example, a shortcut named MYCALC was created in the root of drive C.

Powershell - Shortcut Windows

Optionally, create a shortcut with arguments.

Copy to Clipboard

Congratulations! You are able to create a shortcut using Powershell on Windows.

Powershell - Create a shortcut to run as administrator

Start a Powershell command-line.

Start Powershell

Create a shortcut using Powershell.

Copy to Clipboard

Configure the shortcut to run as admin.

Copy to Clipboard

In our example, a shortcut named POWERSHELL was created in the root of drive C.

Congratulations! You are able to create a shortcut to run as administrator using Powershell.