NirCmd Shortcuts: Your Quick Access to Files on Desktop


Is it within NirCmd’s capabilities to generate a desktop shortcut linking to a specific file?


To generate a desktop shortcut using NirCmd, you would follow these general steps:


Identify the File

: Determine the full path of the file you want to create a shortcut for.


Open Command Prompt

: You’ll need to run NirCmd commands through the Command Prompt.


Execute the NirCmd Command

: Use the `shortcut` command followed by the necessary parameters.

Here’s an example of how the command might look:


nircmd.exe shortcut “C:\Path\To\Your\File.txt” “~$folder.desktop$” “Shortcut Name”


In this command:

  • `”C:\Path\To\Your\File.txt”` represents the full path to the target file.
  • `”~$folder.desktop$”` specifies that the shortcut should be created on the desktop.
  • `”Shortcut Name”` is the name you want to give to your shortcut.

Customizing Your Shortcut

NirCmd also allows for further customization of the shortcut:

  • You can set a specific icon by adding the path to an `.ico` file.
  • Define a hotkey for quick access.
  • Choose whether the window should open maximized, minimized, or normally.


NirCmd’s capability to create shortcuts is just one of the many features that make it a powerful tool for Windows users looking to streamline their computer usage. Whether you’re a power user or just looking for ways to make your daily tasks more efficient, NirCmd offers a range of commands that can help.

For those interested in exploring more about what NirCmd can do, including creating desktop shortcuts, the official NirCmd Command Reference provides comprehensive details and examples.

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