I found this in a few different places around the 'net - hopefully it's helpful:

Place a "Run" Icon On Your Desktop


  • Open the Start Menu and drag the Run option on to your desktop.

You may want to rename it to get rid of the ampersand. Now you will be able to double-click the "Run" icon on your desktop to go directly to the Run dialog.

Alternatively you can just hit the win(start)/r key on the keyboard at the same time. Nice tip.

Alternatively you can just hit the win(start)/r key on the keyboard at the same time. Nice tip.

Deffinately my favorite way of doing it. i already have way too many icons on my desktop :lol:

Damn handy ...why didn't Ithink of that.

thanks

..or you can make a rclick context menu entry for a w explorer folder.... saves going to the desktop. And, neatly enough, that folder is is your active directory! Click-clack.