1.    28 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    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.    28 Aug 2015 #2
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    Bamberg Germany
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    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu

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  3.    28 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    Windows 10 Enterprise

    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.    28 Aug 2015 #4
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Hello newmarket2, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    In addition to what Cliff posted above: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6...dows-10-a.html
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  5.    28 Aug 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello newmarket2, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    In addition to what Cliff posted above: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6...dows-10-a.html
    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.    29 Aug 2015 #6
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    Impressed already by this Forum!!
    Thanks!
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  7.    29 Aug 2015 #7
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Glad we could help.
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  8.    29 Aug 2015 #8
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    Windows 10 Professional

    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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