Create Network Connection Shortcut to Desktop

Do you know where network adapter is located on your computer? On the other hand, how to troubleshoot network in case of network issue? Whenever any computer user gets trouble in their internet, the very first action he/she takes is trying to access their network connections. The best thing is to create network connection shortcut on your desktop screen to open directly.

Create Network Connection Shortcut

However, many users know that network connection is located under the control panel. Many users still do not know where network connections are located. This article shows you that how you can add or create a shortcut to your desktop screen of Network Connections or Pin to the Taskbar, so that you can access it very quickly and easily. Follow the steps given below:

First, will create a Network Connections Shortcut to the Desktop screen.

Step 1. We need to create a shortcut to desktop. For this, Right-click on desktop screen, locate “New” and then select “Shortcut”.

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Step 2. The above step will launch “Create Shortcut” wizard on your screen. Now enter following string in the location box and click Next button

explorer shell:::{7007ACC7-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E}

create network connection shortcut to desktop

Step 3. Once you click the Next button. On the next screen, rename the “explorer” to “Network Connection” and click on Finish to close the wizard.

network connection shortcut on windows desktop

Step 4. Great! You just created a “Network Connections” Shortcut to your desktop. Now, if you want to change its Icon, right-click on created shortcut and select properties.

create network shortcut windows 10

Step 5. Network Connections Properties Windows will come to your screen. Under “Shortcut” tab, click on “Change Icon” button. A change Icon box will launch, type “ncpa.cpl” and hit Enter button, then select Network Icon and click OK button to apply the changes and close.

Network Connections Shortcut has successfully created on your desktop now. To check, double click on it and it will launch Network Connections windows on your screen and will show you all the Network Adapters. Just one click and you can reach to your Network Adapters now.

Now, it’s time to Pin created Network Connections Shortcut to Taskbar

To Pin this shortcut to Taskbar, you can simply drag & drop to Taskbar and it will stick there. Alternatively, you can right-click on the Network Connections Shortcut and select “Pin to taskbar”.

network shortcut pin to taskbar

Once you are done. You can see, the network connections icon has placed in your taskbar. It is your wish, you would like to use desktop shortcut or taskbar shortcut to open network connections.

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