Shortcut for Storage Spaces in Windows 8

It would be way easier if you could open Windows 8 Storage Spaces in a click. The tutorial here is all about how you can create Storage Spaces shortcut in order to open it easily. Follow the steps given below in the tutorial to create a Storage Spaces Shortcut in Windows 8.

Shortcut to Storage Spaces Windows 8

storage Spaces windows 8

Steps to Create the “Storage Spaces” Shortcut in Windows 9 manually

  • First, go to desktop mode and right click on an empty space and click on New > Shortcut

create shortcut

  • In the create shortcut window, copy and paste the command given below into the location field and hit Next button %WinDir%\explorer.exe shell:::{F942C606-0914-47AB-BE56-1321B8035096}
  • Next, type Storage Spaces to assign a name and click on the Finish

name shortcut

  • You can see the shortcut on the desktop, right click on it and select Properties.
  • Select the Shortcut tab, and then click on the Change Icon button

storage space properties

  • In Change icon window in the line under “Look for icons in this file”, copy and paste the location below and hit Enter %SystemRoot%\system32\SpaceControl.dll

change icon

  • Now, select the icon as highlighted in blue in the screenshot above and click OK
    You can also use any other icon if you wish to.
  • Finally click on OK and close all windows.

You can now see the shortcut all ready to use. You can pin to Taskbar on desktop or Pin to Start screen or add to Quick Launch whichever is easier for you to access. You can even assign a keyboard shortcut or move this shortcut to wherever you like.

Now, whenever you wish to open Storage Spaces in Windows 8, simply hit the shortcut and you are there. The tutorial described allows you to create shortcut for Storage Spaces in Windows 8

Upon following the tutorial here you can now easily and directly open Storage Spaces by creating a Storage Spaces Shortcut in Windows 8.


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