How To: Create a Website Shortcut on a USB Drive
This article will show you how to create a website shortcut that works from a flash drive. The article includes the instructions, a video on the instructions and a template file one can download and tweak for their own use.
The reason for this topic of creating a website shortcut on a flash drive is because dragging and dropping your desktop shortcut to a flash drive doesn’t work.
The shortcut on a desktop is a relative path of the computer to the website. Which means the shortcut doesn’t transfer well to a flash drive for others to use. Rather than a working shortcut, the shortcut either errors off or takes you to a generic page within the browser.
Creating a shortcut that works on a USB flash drive is very easy. Like, crazy easy.
- Open Notepad (type notepad in search and click Enter)
- Type: [InternetShortcut]
- Type website landing page: URL=https://www.getusb.info
- Now Save As the file to your USB flash drive with .URL extension.
You have now successfully made a website shortcut on your USB flash drive.
This link can be used on any flash drive or hard drive or desktop location. The shortcut is truly a universal file that will work from any location.
Here is the text file which you can use as a template if the above instructions are too complicated or you simply don’t want to perform the steps.