Create Shortcut to Launch Device Manager in Windows 7

Here’s how to create a desktop shortcut to launch device manager in Windows 7.

Creating shortcuts can improve the productivity and efficiency of users. Today, we will show you how to create a desktop shortcut to launch device manager on Windows 7. This can make it easier to access the settings you need for hardware drivers and other settings.

Create Shortcut to Device Manager on Windows 7

Right-click on your desktop and go to New > Shortcut.

Device Manager Shortcut 1

Copy and paste devmgmt.msc in the location field and click Next.

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You will be asked to name the shortcut, type: Device Manager, or anything you want, and click on the Finish button.

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If you want to change the shortcut icon, right-click on it and go to Properties.

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Click on the Change Icon button under the Shortcut tab.

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Select any icon you want to use from the list of preloaded icons or browse to the location of the shortcut. Click OK when done.

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You can even assign shortcut keys to launch the shortcut. Go to shortcut properties and click in the Shortcut Key field. Now, press the keys you want to use as a shortcut (e.g., CTRL +D, etc.)

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If you want faster access, pin it to Taskbar or Start Menu.

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I hope this helps; feel free to ask any questions you have using the comments section below.



  1. Ziggy

    July 19, 2012 at 3:42 am

    Great article, Hammad. But the following can achieve the same results, give more access to system controls and create those nifty shortcuts that can do so much.

    Firstly, create the GodMode feature that lets users access all of the system’s control panels. On the desktop create a new folder and name it with this text string – GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} – Once done the folder’s icon will change to look like a control panel.

    Secondly, click on this icon and a plethora of control panels will appear.

    Thirdly, right click on any item that interests you and choose “create a shortcut”, which will be placed on one’s desktop. From here, you can place your newly created shortcuts where ever you like.

    Fourthly, enjoy your new shortcuts as any geek would!

  2. Jeffrey Richter

    July 20, 2012 at 9:11 am

    I feel Godmode really works better.

  3. Kris2340k

    February 21, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    or go to C:\Windows\System32\en-US and devmgmt.msc is already there and right click it

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