In terms of backup and recovery of data, the good thing about Windows 10, Is that It has quite a number of built-In utilities such as System Restore, File History, Backup and Restore (Windows 7) and also a system Image backup. A part of this equation that not too many users utilize often, Is named Storage Spaces, which Is an excellent utility to keep on hand. As such, In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a Storage Spaces shortcut on your PC's desktop.
So what exactly Is Storage Spaces? Well, I'm glad you've asked! Put simply and without the tech jargon, It's a RAID (Redundant Array Of Independent Disks) that's built Into the operating system, and allows you to protect your data In case of drive/disk failure(s).
For Instance, depending on how you configure Storage Spaces, It stores copies of your files across multiple drives and In the event one or more (drives) fail, you will not lose your data. Now It's way beyond the scope of this article to cover everything relative to Storage Spaces, thus for further Information, simply hit a Google search.
The objective of this tutorial, Is to demonstrate how to create a Storage Spaces shortcut on your computer's desktop, thereby you'll have It readily available at all times. The process Is extremely simple, so without further delay, let's get this started.
Step One:Firstly, navigate to your PC'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.
control /name Microsoft.StorageSpaces
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 Storage Spaces. When you've applied yours, click Finish to finalize the process.
Step Four:I've now navigated to my computer's desktop, and as you can see, the Storage Spaces shortcut has been successfully created. Let's make sure It's functional, by double-clicking It.
Step Five:As expected, Storage Spaces has executed and I can now start to configure It, by clicking Create a new pool and storage space.
Last Step:I can now select the drives that I want to Include In the Storage Space pool, click the Create pool button and follow the onscreen prompts.
Final Thoughts:As mentioned at the beginning of this article, I cannot possibly document everything there Is to know pertaining to Storage Spaces. There are many online tutorials, that will guide you from start to finish, so a Google search Is only a few mouse clicks away. At the time of writing, I'm planning to create a tut on Storage Spaces In the very near future, so look out for that.
In terms of the Storage Spaces shortcut, do note that It's not dedicated to the desktop per se. You can copy & paste It to just about any directory you like, thus have It at your disposal at all times.