How to lock your Windows 10 PC using a shortcut

If you are someone who often uses your PC or laptop with a lot of people around you, then locking it when you are stepping away from it becomes a good option if you don’t want others to mess with your PC. Windows 10 offers you several methods to unlock your PC and the easiest one is by pressing Windows Key + L on your keyboard.

However, Users can also make a shortcut on their Windows 10 system and use it to unlock their Windows 10 PC. While creating the shortcut that locks your Windows 10 system is easy, not many people know how it’s done. Hence in this guide, we are going to show you How to lock your Windows 10 PC using a shortcut. Without waiting further, let’s get started.

How to lock your Windows 10 PC using a shortcut

Step 1: Head to the desktop on your Windows 10 system and click anywhere on the blank area to bring up a new drop down menu. From the drop down menu that pops up on your screen, select the “New” option.


Step 2: Once you’ve clicked on the “New” option, select “Shortcut” to begin with the process of creating a new shortcut that allows you to lock your PC.


Step 3: A new window that reads “Create Shortcut” will pop up on your screen. Type the following text under  “type the location of the item” textbox and continue with the process.

Rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation


Step 4: Once done, click next and name your newly created shortcut. Since this shortcut is meant to Lock your PC we are using “Lock PC” name but you can use anything you want.


That’s all, folks! Once done, simply run the shortcut and your Windows 10 system will get locked. More Windows 10 stuff can be found here – Windows 10 tutorials, guides, tips, tricks, and hidden features. Were we helpful? Let us know in the comments below and if you liked this guide then don’t forget to share it using the social media buttons.