|1.||Click on Start, All Programs, Accessories, and then click Windows Explorer.|
|2.||In Windows Explorer (the program that appears when you open folders such as My Computer, My Documents, My Pictures, or My Music), right-click the folder to which you want instant access, click Send To, and then click Desktop.|
|3.||On your desktop, right-click the new shortcut, and then click Properties.|
|4.||On the Shortcut tab, click in the Shortcut key box. Now press the letter on your keyboard that you want to use to open the folder.
Note: In the Shortcut key box, Microsoft Windows XP automatically adds CTRL+ALT before the key you press, because to use the shortcut to open a folder, you have to hold down both the CTRL and ALT keys simultaneously, while pressing the letter you chose. This way, your folder won’t open every time you type that letter.
|6.||Now test your shortcut. Hold down the CTRL and ALT keys, and then press the letter you chose.|
This tip can be applied to folders, programs, and text file shortcuts that are placed on the desktop.