How to create file shortcut in Android phone

There are lot of Android phone does not have inbuilt feature to create file shortcut and placed them on the home screen of your phone. The file manager of latest Android phone’s allows you to create file shortcut but it is available in few handset. At that situation a question arise in front of you for rest of the Android phone’s how to create file shortcut in Android phone.

In this article we have to discuss an easy way from which you can easily create file shortcut in Android phone. Android phone allows you to easily place app or widgets shortcut on the home screen. You can easily place app shortcut on home screen by long pressing the app icon. But, what to do if you want to create a file shortcut of any document, MP3, video or audio file?

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How to create file shortcut in Android phone

If you have 5.1.1 or upper version on your Android phone then you can easily create file shortcut in Android phone with the help of your default file manager. But if you have lower version and face difficulty to create the file shortcut on home screen of your Android phone then you have to get help of Google Play Store. You have to take few simple steps which helps you to easily create file shortcut in Android phone.

How to create file shortcut in Android phone

From ES File Explorer File Manager

Step 1: Download and install ES File Explorer File Manager on your phone. After installation is completed open the ES File Explorer File Manager on your Android phone.

Step 2: Select any folder, file which shortcut you want to place on home screen of your Android phone. Long press on the selected file or folder and tap on the three vertical dots icon.

Step 3: Tap on the “Add to Desktop” option. Now, you can check a file shortcut is placed on home screen of your Android phone.

From Default File Manager

If you have 5.1.1 or upper version on your Android phone then you can easily create file shortcut in Android phone.

Step 1: Open the default file manager on your Android phone. Select the file which shortcut you want to place on home screen of your Android phone.

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Step 2: Long press on the selected file now, you can view Actions box. Tap on the “Add shortcut” option in the Actions box. Now, check a file shortcut is placed on home screen of your Android phone.

After reading this guide you can easily understand how to create file shortcut in Android phone. If you have any query or suggestion regarding this guide then please write us in the comment box. Thanks to all.

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