How to Create a Shutdown Icon in Windows 10

creating a shutdown shortcut

Shutting down your Windows 10 PC takes a few easy steps to perform. But sometimes when you are in a hurry, doing so seems like a task. For this purpose, you can have a shutdown icon on your desktop which you have to double click and your PC would shut down.

In this guide, we will show you how you can create a shortcut shutdown icon for your Windows 10 PC.

Creating Shutdown Shortcut on Windows 10 Desktop

To create the shutdown shortcut icon, follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Right-click on the desktop then hover over the “New” option and click on the “Shortcut” option from the menu.create a new shortcut on desktop
  2. The “Shortcut menu” will appear on the screen. Type the following command under the “Type the location of the item” box:

Shutdown.exe /s /t 00type the command to create the shutdown shortcut

  1. Click on the “Next” button after typing the command. Then type the name of the new shortcut created. By default it is named as “Shutdown”, you can change it to some other name of your the shortcut
  2. Click on the ‘Finish” button once done typing the name for the desktop shortcut.shutdown icon will appear on the desktop

The Shutdown shortcut icon will now appear on your Windows 10 desktop. Whenever you will double click on this shortcut, your PC will shut down immediately. You may also like to check out How to Open Icons in Windows 10 with a Single Click

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