How To Add Cortana to Your Desktop

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Windows 10 is shipped with an intelligent personal assistant known as Cortana. You can interact with Cortana through voice commands with the [Windows] + [C] key combo or by clicking in the Search field. However, if you don’t feel like using any of the above methods, you can always create a Cortana shortcut on your desktop.

This article will guide you through the different steps involved in the creation of a desktop shortcut for Cortana.

How To Create a Desktop Shortcut Pointing to Cortana

Right-click on the Start menu, then select the Run command from the Power User menu. Type
shell:AppsFolder
and press Enter to open Windows 10’s Application folder:


Right-click on Cortana’s icon, then click Create shortcut:



Windows 10 will display a small warning message that reads, Windows can’t create a shortcut here. Do you want the shortcut to be placed on the desktop instead?. Click Yes to create the shortcut:


N.B. Head back to the Application folder to create desktop shortcuts for other programs, tools, or settings.