How to Create All Users Desktop Shortcut from Command Line - Windows 7, 8 and 10

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How to Create All Users Desktop Shortcut from Command Line - Windows 7, 8 and 10

There isn't an easy way to create a shortcut from the command line on Windows. The easiest way we've found is to use a bat script to create vbs code, and then execute the code with cscript. It's actually really simple. Just paste the code below into a bat script and execute it to create a shortcut on the All Users desktop folder:

echo Set oWS = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell") > CreateShortcut.vbs
echo sLinkFile = "C:\Users\Public\Desktop\ShortcutToSource.lnk" >> CreateShortcut.vbs
echo Set oLink = oWS.CreateShortcut(sLinkFile) >> CreateShortcut.vbs
echo oLink.TargetPath = "C:\sourceFolder" >> CreateShortcut.vbs
echo oLink.Save >> CreateShortcut.vbs
cscript CreateShortcut.vbs
del CreateShortcut.vbs
 
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