how to create shortcut on desktop for shutdown

Hi all,

Can anyone help me to create a shortcut on desktop for shutdown?

I hv already tried to make it from system file %shutdown.exe%. but it is not working but shortcut of logoff from there is working.. why???


  • vishalhak
    Vinay, Here's your answer
    goto c:\windows\system32\shutdown.exe -> create a shortcut of this file on desktop ->goto the shortcut's properties ->edit its target as follows
    "C:\WINDOWS\system32\shutdown.exe" -s -t 00 (do not eliminate the quotes)
  • engineer_vinay
    Hi Vishal,

    Thanks for ur reply but my problem is still here , when creating shortcut as per ur sugestion. but it is not goind to shut down?

  • xheavenlyx

    I will try this myself, and let you know, not prommising, but awesome Q! 😀
  • vishalhak
    have you edited its target as mentioned?
  • engineer_vinay
    Hi vishal,

    I create shortcut and then edit it's target to -s-t 00.

    But it is not have done it or not?
  • vishalhak
    you don't have to delete the original target, just add -s-t 00 after the double quotes
  • er.puneet
    Mr.vinay its working,

    goto c:\windows\system32\shutdown.exe -> create a shortcut of this file on desktop ->goto the shortcut's properties ->edit its target as follows
    "C:\WINDOWS\system32\shutdown.exe" -s -t 00
  • inet2910
    inet2910 works...and simiarly try these combinations out...using these u can make a shot cut restart icon, log off icon etc.
    -s :shuts down the PC
    -l :logs off the current user
    -t nn :indicates the duration of delay in 'nn' seconds
    -c "messagetext" :displays a message in system shutdown menu
    -f :forces any running applications to shut down
    -r :reboots the PC
  • jay_hotmail
    Hi vinay,

    The process for creating shortcut of shutdown is same as described above. "C:\WINDOWS\system32\shutdown.exe" -s -t 00.

    Please check the folder name and drive name [C: or D: or E: etc] of your "windows".
  • engineer_vinay
    yes , its working.

    Thanks Vishal Hak.
  • krintte
    hi go through the following steps for better performance.

    1. Right-click your Dekstop Computer and select New > Shortcut from the drop down menu
    2. In the browse box type: SHUTDOWN -s -t 01, click Next
    3. Type a desired name for your shortcut, click Finish
    4. After completing this step, you should have a new shortcut on your desktop that allows you to shut down your computer by simply clicking on it.
    5. When done verify function of the shortcut by double-clicking on it.

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