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Create A Printers Folder Shortcut In Windows 10


Whether you're working from home or In an office environment at your workplace, you will have the need to view and access all the printers that're connected to your computer or network, such as the account's department printer, facsimile machine and so forth. Wouldn't It be great, If you could view every connected printer with a double-click of the mouse? Well, In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a Printers Folder shortcut on your computer's desktop.


One way to checkout your printers, Is to navigate to Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers. You will then see everything connected to your PC, similar to the Image below.


I'm a person of simplicity, who enjoys accessing settings with minimal fuss and If you're anything like myself, I'm sure you share the same opinion. As such, I will demonstrate how to create a Printers Folder shortcut, thereby you can view every printer with Incredible ease. So without further delay, let's get this tutorial started.

Step One:

Firstly, navigate to your computer's desktop, right click on a blank area and select New > Shortcut as shown below.


Step Two:

Next, In the Type the location of the Item field, enter the following command.
explorer shell:::{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}

Then hit Next to move forward.


Step Three:

Now you need to give your shortcut a name. It can be anything you like. For the purpose of this tutorial, I've named mine Windows 10 Tips Printers Folder. When you've named yours, click Finish to finalize the process.


Step Four:

I've navigated to my computer's desktop, and as you can see, the Printers Folder shortcut has been successfully created. Let's make sure It's functional, by double-clicking It.


Last Step:

As expected, the Printers folder has executed, displaying every printer that's connected to my PC. I can now manage the lot In the one location.


Final Thoughts:

It doesn't get much easier than this, does It? Although It's not an arduous task viewing your printers via Control Panel or the Windows Settings app, nothing beats the simplicity of a double-click of the mouse. Moreover, the Printers folder shortcut Is not dedicated to the desktop per se. You can copy & paste It to just about any directory you like, thus have It readily available at all times.



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