How To Lock Windows 10 PC Using Shortcut


It's been always a great decision to lock your windows computer when you leave it, weather you leave it for a minute or for an hour.

In order to keep our data safe & secure, we must have to follow a habit of locking our windows computer whenever it goes off our eyesight.

So, what you are doing to lock your windows 10 PC? 

Are you using power menu on your windows 10 PC to lock your computer or to put it into sleep mode.

Well, that's a traditional way.

Today I came up with very short and sweet trick by which you can lock your windows 10 PC just by double clicking a shortcut button.

So, why not see this useful and amazing trick.

Step by step guide to lock windows 10 PC using shortcut button

#1. First of all right click anywhere on your desktop. 

Now from the context menu, click on "New" option.

#2. When you move your cursor to "New" option or when you click on "New", you will see secondary menu to create different types of new files. There, click on "Shortcut" option.


#3. Now, a new window menu will gets open and it will ask you to "Type the location of the item".  In that field, enter below text.

Rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation


Then, click on Next.

#4. In the next step, it will ask you to enter the name of the shortcut. So, enter any name that you like. I kept the name as "Lock Button".

Finally, click on Finish.


That's it my friend, you will see a shortcut on your desktop.

Now, whenever you double click on that shortcut, your PC will get instantly locked.

Isn't it amazing? Comment down below if you like this trick. 

Other shortcut to Lock Windows 10 PC

Well, there's an other keyboard shortcut that you can use to lock your windows 10 PC instantly.

Press Win + L buttons on your keyboard to lock your PC. 

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I hope you find this guide useful.

Good bye 👋🏻, have a great day.

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