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Download 128 Ready to Use Pre-Made Windows 7 Shortcuts for Your Computer

Shortcuts can be very useful as a quick way to access Windows 7’s native programs and settings, but do take time to create individually for your desktop or app launchers. Rather than go through all that work and hassle you can download this awesome set of pre-made shortcuts ready to use on your favorite system instead!

From the blog post: These shortcuts work on any computer. Some of the tools though, are available only on certain Windows 7 versions so their shortcuts will not work if you have a version which does not include them. The collection was made using Windows 7 Ultimate.

Please also note that:

  • The Windows Mobility Center shortcut will work only on mobile computers such as laptops, and not on desktops.
  • The shortcuts for Microsoft Security Essentials will work only if you have this security product installed.
  • The Empty Recycle Bin shortcut empties the Recycle Bin found on your “C:” drive. If you have more than one partition, it will not empty the Recycle Bin on all partitions.

The download link for the zip file containing the pre-made shortcuts can be found at the bottom of the 7 Tutorials post.

Download The Biggest Library of Windows 7 Shortcuts [7 Tutorials]

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  • Published 02/17/12

Comments (6)

  1. Jim


  2. vistual

    Wow pretty cool!
    Of course i have to be the one to ask if these / any of these will work on vista ?
    Or are there ones available for vista?

  3. 7 Tutorials

    The shortcuts for the tools that are available both in Windows Vista and Windows 7, will work on Windows Vista too.

  4. vistasux

    @ VISTUAL why the heck are you on vista? it’s 2012 man, get windows 7 (or ubuntu 11.10, which is also good)

  5. Dark Reality

    Oh yeah, I have a whole archive of shortcuts, and they’re organised by drive letter. I have shortcuts for portable applications, for Computer, Documents, Control Panel, settings, all kinds of stuff. After a reformat/reinstall of Windows, I go into my shortcuts archive, go into the folder for the right drive letter, and toss the right shortcuts onto the desktop.

    What would be real nice, and I imagine it wouldn’t be too hard to whip up in AHK, would be an app that makes shortcuts. It would list all the internal Windows apps and settings, search Program Files and Program Files (x86) and \PortableApps on all drives, and give you a list of known apps (not the uninstallers and helper apps) drawn from a .ini that could be updated, and let you tick off the ones you want shortcuts for, hit okay and it makes them.

  6. Wayne Riker

    @Vistasux Why aren’t you on Win 8 beta already?
    Windows 7 is just a patch to fix Vista.
    Ubuntu is a good suggestion though.
    ~ ~
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