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How to Create a Desktop Shortcut To Lock Your Windows 10 PC

There are many ways to lock your windows 10 PC like the popular Windows key + L but what if your Windows key is broken and you still want to lock your windows 10 PC? Create a desktop shortcut!

In this How-To tutorial, I am going to demonstrate how to create a desktop shortcut to lock your windows 10 PC.

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Start by right-clicking on an empty area on your desktop and a menu will appear. Hover your mouse cursor over the “New” option and then left-click on “shortcut” from the submenu.

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How to Create a Desktop Shortcut To Lock Your Windows 10 PC

After clicking the shortcut option, the “Create Shortcut window will open. Copy or type the following command in the “Type The Location of The Item” text box, then click the Next” button.

Rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation

How to Create a Desktop Shortcut To Lock Your Windows 10 PC

On the next window that opens after clicking Next, give your new shortcut a name. Type in a name that compliments it functions so that you will know what it does. Type the name in the “Type A Name For This Shortcut” box then click “finish.

How to Create a Desktop Shortcut To Lock Your Windows 10 PC

The shortcut will now appear on your desktop as seen below.

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How to Create a Desktop Shortcut To Lock Your Windows 10 PC

You can now lock your windows 10 PC using the shortcut you just created by double-clicking it.

So this is how you create a desktop shortcut to lock your windows 10 PC

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