Direct access


A Direct Access is a folder or file through which you can enter quickly or “Directly” to a program, file or a web page. We created it because we want to quickly access any of these tools, for this reason they are usually on the desktop of a computer (computer), although in general a Shortcut can also be moved to the taskbar or any folder you want have it, but it will always take us to the same URL.

The Direct Accesses redirect us to the real application that we want to open, since they have the information of the location of said application, they are characterized by being represented by the icon of either the file, program or web page and a curved arrow in the lower part (This is what tells us that it is a Direct Access). If you are working under the Windows environment, this file has the extension “.Ink”, in Linux operating systems the “.desktop” files are created and in Apple Macintosh the Direct Accesses are given the name “alias”.

In the event that the resource (file or program) is deleted, the Direct Access will try to search for it, but when it cannot find it, it will show an “error” message and a small window that invites us to search the hard disk for the file to which it belongs. at the time the direct access belonged. As time has passed, new technologies with personal operating systems have appeared to make life easier, Smartphones also use this idea of ​​shortcuts by presenting us with the possibility of easily having icons on the desktop of our phone. applications that we want the most, highlighting them off the list in an easily accessible place. Direct accesses have become so diverse today that they have even come to occupy a physical space in our homes or offices, we refer to NFC tags, so that just by bringing our devices closer to these accessories, we can obtain a function of it just by touching it, without manipulating a path on the computer screen.