1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 11
    windows 10
       28 Aug 2015 #1

    how to create a desktop icon for file explorer


    I just moved from W7 to W10 and haven't been able to figure out how to create a desktop app icon for file explorer.
    I can do it for apps that I've loaded, but can't figure it out for special Windows programs.

    Yes, I have it in my task bar and can clearly see it in the start popup, but I'd still like to be able to launch with a desktop click, like I've been doing for years and years.
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  2. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 12,959
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       28 Aug 2015 #2

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  3. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 118
    Windows 10 Enterprise
       28 Aug 2015 #3

    On your desktop, right click, click NEW Shortcut, and then type in c:\windows\explorer.exe (if your OS is installed on C: drive), then click Next give it a name and click OK.
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,517
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       28 Aug 2015 #4

    Hello newmarket2, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    In addition to what Cliff posted above: Desktop Icons - Add or Remove in Windows 10
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  5. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 12,959
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       28 Aug 2015 #5

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello newmarket2, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    In addition to what Cliff posted above: Desktop Icons - Add or Remove in Windows 10
    Thanks Shawn I couldn't remember where the tut was( I only slept 3 hours last night) and didn't feel like typing everything.
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  6. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 11
    windows 10
       29 Aug 2015 #6

    Impressed already by this Forum!!
    Thanks!
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  7. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,517
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       29 Aug 2015 #7

    Glad we could help.
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  8.    29 Aug 2015 #8

    I noticed that Explorer, (in Build 10532), automatically generates a shortcut icon for the specified path!
    (In most cases, anyway. Folders, exe's, etc.)

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