This tutorial will show you how to create a custom comment pop-up description for a shortcut for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.
When you hover over a file, folder, drive, or desktop items in Windows, a pop-up description (infotip) will show displaying basic property details (metadata) of the item such as Date created, Size, Folders and Files a folder contains, etc...
When you hover over a shortcut, the pop-up description will show the shortcut's target location by default.
If you like, you can specify a custom comment to show as the pop-up description of a shortcut instead.
EXAMPLE: pop-up description for shortcut
Right click or press and hold on a shortcut, and click/tap on Properties. (see screenshot below)
In the Shortcut tab, type the custom comment (ex: "Shared Pictures on NAS drive") you want in the Comment box, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
To undo this, you would just need to clear the Comment box.
Refresh (F5) the desktop or File Explorer window the shortcut is on to apply the changes.