1. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 54
    Windows 10
       27 Sep 2015 #1

    Windows 10 - Cannot greate desktop shortcuts?

    On my Lenovo Miix 2 I cannot create desktop shortcuts.

    Does anyone know how to fix this?
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  2. Joined : Aug 2015
    Spring Valley
    Posts : 558
    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Ultimate
       27 Sep 2015 #2

    Should be able to drag and drop them if not right click on an item and "send to Desktop (create shortcut)" - You have to do that from within Explorer though, it won't give you that choice from the Windows 10 Start Menu. I use Classic Shell, so *that* works - Actually it supports dragging an icon right from the Start Menu onto the Desktop. Try it out, just right click on an item and hold, drag it out to the desktop and drop it there.

    It also helps to add "This PC" and the other icons back onto the desktop, you can do that via Settings, Appearance, Themes, Desktop Icons.

    (Edit) it works in the Windows 10 default Start Menu too, from "All Apps" - Just right click and hold any app you want and drag it out, a popout will appear that says "Link", just let it go when you get it into position.
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  3. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,550
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       28 Sep 2015 #3

    Hi mobile 1, can you drag any icon on your desktop? Do you have any shortcuts displayed?

    If you can't drag anything, you may have desktop icons locked- I don't know if that also means you can't create new shortcuts for sure.
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