Computers running the Windows operating system come pre-installed with a volume control feature that allows users to easily manage the sound level. By default, the volume control icon resides in the notification area located in the bottom-right of the screen. The icon may have gone missing from the taskbar in which users may wish to create a shortcut to the volume control on the desktop. Double-clicking the shortcut from the desktop quickly launches the volume control window.
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Right-click an empty area of the desktop and click "New" and then "Shortcut." The Create Wizard launches.
Click the "Browse" button next to "Type the location of the item."
Browse to "C:\Windows\System32\SndVol.exe." The C: drive is the default location for the operating system but may be different depending on computer manufacture and model.
Enter a name for your shortcut in the "Type a name for this shortcut" and click "Finish." The volume control icon appears on the desktop.