How to create desktop shortcuts?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by intelarmamd, Oct 11, 2014.

  1. intelarmamd

    intelarmamd MDL Junior Member

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    Hi, I wish to create desktop shortcuts for both modern apps as well as desktop apps. I have succeeded making shortcuts "This PC" and "Control panel" but I am unable to create a shortcut for "PC settings" etc. Also unable to create desktop shortcuts for modern apps. Can't find where their files are located. :confused:
     
  2. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    Drag the Start Menu entries to desktop
     
  3. Hadron-Curious

    Hadron-Curious MDL Guru

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    #3 Hadron-Curious, Oct 11, 2014
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    The PC Settings and the modern apps shortcuts are located at :
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    1) C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    
    2) C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories
     
  4. ChaserLee

    ChaserLee MDL Senior Member

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  5. noncentz705

    noncentz705 MDL Junior Member

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    Drag the shortcuts from this folder instead explorer.exe shell:AppsFolder
     
  6. intelarmamd

    intelarmamd MDL Junior Member

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    I have successfully made desktop shortcuts by dragging the Start Menu entries to desktop. But I am unable to locate:

    1) C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

    2) C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories
    They are nowhere. There is program files folder though. :(
     
  7. ChaserLee

    ChaserLee MDL Senior Member

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    #7 ChaserLee, Oct 11, 2014
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    If you are using the built in Windows Explorer, you will need to click on the 'View' tab, and check the box next to 'Show Hidden'. Then you should be able to locate those folders. Except on my system, the directory is labeled as "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\WindowsAccessories"

    Chaser
     
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