Want to quickly access your VPN in Windows 10? It’s easy to create a shortcut to your VPN on your Windows desktop in just a few steps. Here’s how to do it.
Before we begin, it’s important to understand that this method will only allow you to create a desktop shortcut to your VPN if you̵
It will not work if you use a VPN client or third-party app to connect to the VPN network. In that case, open your VPN app and see if there is an option to add a desktop shortcut.
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Create a VPN desktop shortcut on Windows 10
To get started, open the “Start” menu and search for “Control Panel”. Click the “Control Panel” icon that appears in the search results.
In the Control Panel, click on the “View by” option in the top right corner of the window and select “Category”. Then select ‘Network and Internet’.
In the “Network & Internet” settings, select “Network and Sharing Center” at the top of the next screen.
In the Network and Sharing Center window, look in the sidebar and select “Change adapter settings.”
Find your VPN (which looks like a dual monitor icon) on the next screen. Right-click on the VPN and select “Create Shortcut” from the menu.
Windows displays a warning that it cannot create a shortcut here. Select “Yes” in this warning box and Windows will place a shortcut on your desktop instead.
Your newly created VPN shortcut is now available on your desktop.
Use the shortcut to quickly connect to your favorite VPN provider whenever you want. Lots of fun!
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