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How to Make Minecraft Launcher Shortcut

Are you tired of going through multiple steps every time you want to launch Minecraft? Creating a desktop shortcut for the Minecraft launcher can save you time and make the gaming experience more convenient. Follow these simple steps to create a Minecraft launcher shortcut in no time!

Step 1: Locate the Minecraft Launcher

Before we begin, make sure you have Minecraft installed on your computer. Usually, the Minecraft launcher is located in the following directory:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Minecraft

If you have installed Minecraft in a different location, navigate to that directory instead.

Step 2: Right-click and Create Shortcut

Once you have located the Minecraft launcher, right-click on the "MinecraftLauncher.exe" file.

A context menu will appear. From the menu, select "Create Shortcut."

Step 3: Move Shortcut to Desktop

After creating the shortcut, you will see a new shortcut file named "MinecraftLauncher.exe - Shortcut".

Click and drag this shortcut file to your desktop, or any other desired location for easy access.

Optional: Customize Shortcut Icon

If you want to customize the shortcut icon to make it easily recognizable, follow these additional steps:

Step 1: Find a Suitable Icon

Search online for Minecraft icons or use official Minecraft icons if available. Save the desired icon file to your computer.

Step 2: Right-click on Shortcut and Select "Properties"

Right-click on the Minecraft launcher shortcut you created and select "Properties" from the context menu.

Step 3: Change Shortcut Icon

In the Shortcut Properties window that appears, click on the "Change Icon" button.

Browse and select the downloaded icon file from your computer.

Click "OK" to save the changes and close the window.

Step 4: Launch Minecraft

Now, double-clicking on the Minecraft launcher shortcut will directly launch the game without going through extra steps.


Congratulations! You have successfully created a Minecraft launcher shortcut, saving you time and effort each time you want to play Minecraft. Enjoy your gaming sessions with quick and easy access to the Minecraft launcher!

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