How to Create a Desktop Shortcut for Locking Your Windows 10 PC
How to Create a Desktop Shortcut for Locking Your Windows 10 PC

We have several ways you can lock your Windows 10 PC to protect your important document one old method is using the Windows key+L keyboard shortcut. Today we will be guided on how you can lock your Windows 10 Pc using a Desktop shortcut, this method will be very useful if you have a broken windows key. Read on to get the steps on how to go about it.

First, right-click on any plain part of your Desktop and a short menu will appear. Now hover your cursor over the “New” option on the appeared Menu a submenu she popup at the right or left side of “New” select “Shortcut”.

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Once you have clicked the “Create Shortcut” option a window will appear. Here, type or copy and paste the following command in the “Type The Location Of The Item” below in the box text, and then click the “Next” button.

Rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation

Next, give the new shortcut a name you like. It will be advised you Type in a name that plainly tells its functionality so that anyone else using your PC will know exactly what it does. Type the name in the provided box under “Type A Name For This Shortcut.” Once you are done click the “Finished” button.

The Lock desktop shortcut will now appear on your desktop.

Doubling on the Lock desktop shortcut icon will lock your Windows 10 PC for you. Give it a try and give us feedback using the comment box section.


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