Create, Open Google Docs With Desktop Shortcut

When we talk about editing any document offline then Microsoft Word is considered as the best tool for doing so but when we talk about doing so online then I must say that the most reliable online tool will be Google Docs, where now a days most of the users rely for editing their documents online. You can upload different typed on documents on your Google account and then you can edit them or share that file among different users. But the only problem is that if I want to use it then I will have to open the browser and then I will have to enter the URL which will take me to that page for editing the docs online.

In this post I will be talking about the solution which can help you to open Google Documents with the help of double clicking the shortcuts available on your desktop, as if they are installed on your system. Just follow the steps mentioned below and you will be able to do the same mentioned above.

  • Create the shortcut as shown in the snapshot below. Select the shortcut option in the context menu of the Desktop.


  • You can create shortcuts for 4 types of different types of Google Documents, i.e. Docs, Spreadsheet, presentation and Drawing. So I will be giving you the links for all these different types of document. You can create a separate shortcut for each of them by pasting the link in the dialogue box shown below in the snapshot. I have done the same for ‘Docs’, you can do the same by repeating the link mentioned above.
    Google Docs:
    Google Spreadsheet:
    Google Presentation:
    Google Drawing:


  • Now after pasting the link in the dialogue box, you can name the shortcut as mentioned in the snapshot below.



That’s it the shortcut is ready and now you can use it simply by double clicking that shortcut. If it does not open for the first time and shows 404 to you then you can open this link manually and then check after doing so I think the problem of that 404s will resolve for sure. This was the problem faced by me while using this link.

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  1. Kevin says

    That is a good tip to directly open up a new Google Docs document directly from the desktop.

    It would be good if there was a way to access the documents/folders in Google Docs directly from the Windows Desktop.

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