Excel shortcuts

How to Save an Excel File as a Shortcut

If you work with Microsoft Excel on a regular basis, you may find yourself frequently saving files in the same location. Rather than going through the process of opening up Explorer and navigating to the correct folder each time, you can create a shortcut to that folder on your desktop. Then, when you go to save your Excel file, the shortcut will be right there waiting for you.

Here's how to save an Excel file as a shortcut:

  1. Open Microsoft Excel.
  2. Click on the 'File' tab in the top-left corner of the screen.
  3. Click on 'Save As' in the menu that appears.
  4. In the 'Save As' window that appears, click on the 'Desktop' icon in the left sidebar.
  5. Click on the 'Create New Folder' button in the top-right corner of the 'Save As' window.
  6. Name your new folder 'Excel Files' or something similar, then click on the 'OK' button.
  7. Double-click on your new 'Excel Files' folder to open it.
  8. Click on the 'Save' button in the 'Save As' window.

Your Excel file will now be saved as a shortcut on your desktop. The next time you need to save an Excel file, simply double-click on the 'Excel Files' shortcut and the 'Save As' window will open directly to that folder. No more navigating through Explorer!

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