How To Create Shortcuts For Shutdown, Restart, Hibernate, Sleep and Lock On Windows

Windows allows its users to shutdown, restart, hibernate, sleep and lock from the start menu. Some people would find little difficulty in finding these options in the start menu. It will be pretty good to the users, If the shortcuts for those options are created on the desktop screen. The below commands will let the users to do this. Follow the below instructions to do in windows.

Step 1:

Right-Click on Desktop screen, Go to New –> Shortcut

Step 2:

Type in the below commands in the shortcut location bar correctly.


Shutdown.exe -s -t 00

Shutdown Windows


Shutdown.exe -r -t 00

Restart  Windows


rundll32.exe PowrProf.dll,SetSuspendState

Hibernate Windows


rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState 0,1,0

Sleep Windows


Rundll32.exe User32.dll,LockWorkStation

Lock Windows

Step 3:

Click on “Next”

Shortcut Windows

Step 4:

Type a name for this shortcut as you wish

Step 5:

Click on “Finish”

Shortcut Windows

Step 6:

To change the shortcut icon, Right-Click on the shortcut. Go to “Properties”

Step 7:

In “Shortcut” tab, Click on “Change Icon”


Step 8:

Choose the icon which you want. Click on “Ok” and “Apply”


You’re done now. Click on the respected icon on the desktop to do the task.

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  1. Hi Dadha Kumar,
    Now a day’s every one want save time and gets result fast. You share nice and very useful short tricks. As you discuss tricks are Really Nice and Helpful to all computer users. It is saving valuable time to user. Thanks to share such useful information with us.

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