Desktop Shortcut to Device Manager



CAO8661ME
07-10-2005, 01:12 AM
Can anyone tell me how to set up a desktop shortcut to Device Manager please?

Thanks

Rod

Rich Barry
07-10-2005, 01:12 AM
Rod, go to C:\Windows\System32\Devmgmt.msc rt click on it and select
Send to Desktop as Shortcut
"CAO8661ME" <CAO8661ME@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:DF416F8B-284F-4A48-9918-4C9C6062928D@microsoft.com...
> Can anyone tell me how to set up a desktop shortcut to Device Manager
> please?
>
> Thanks
>
> Rod

CAO8661ME
07-10-2005, 01:13 AM
Many thanks, that worked ok.

The reason I wanted to do this is that if I forget to switch on my scanner
before switching on, XP doesn't see it and I have to restart with it switched
on if I need it.

I've found by going into Device Manager/OEM Computer/Scan for Hardware
Changes I can make XP locate the scanner after I switch it on without
restarting.

I take it I can't create a shortcut direct to 'Scan for hardware change' so
only one mouse click will make it find my scanner?

Thanks

Rod

"Rich Barry" wrote:

> Rod, go to C:\Windows\System32\Devmgmt.msc rt click on it and select
> Send to Desktop as Shortcut
> "CAO8661ME" <CAO8661ME@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:DF416F8B-284F-4A48-9918-4C9C6062928D@microsoft.com...
> > Can anyone tell me how to set up a desktop shortcut to Device Manager
> > please?
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Rod
>
>
>


Desktop Shortcut to Device Manager