Bit of an odd question regarding Desktop Icon locations in Windows Solved

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    Unique Issue in need of unique solution regarding Desktop Icons!

    So I recently had to switch my SSD's and clean install Windows 10 because I was unable to boot period (It freezes on the bios splash, and can't even get to bios when this SSD is connected) on my first SSD. I've given up completely on trying to recover that SSD, I've tried just about everything you can think of regarding the MBR, cables, sfc, everything. So anyway, while it freezes on my mobo, I can still access the SSD (for now..) on another PC, but it wont boot and repairing windows 10 wont work. I give this information so I can illustrate why I cant just copy the icons straight from my desktop when I turn on the PC on my old drive.

    Long story short, I have something like 3-400 desktop icons all perfectly laid out in fences. I want to save the MANY hours it will take to add them one by one onto my new SSD. I copied everything located in the Desktop folder in the old SSD and pasted it on my new desktop, this worked and they function and shaved off a good amt of time, but oddly a lot of icons (like a lot) were missing. Is there some sort of master directory anywhere that has a list of all the icons on my Windows 10 installation with my previous drive?

    Before suggesting snapshots of Fences, I'll note that I've already done this, but fences does not save icons themselves, just the location they were in. The icons I did copy from the desktop folder on my old SSD nicely went to their respective locations in my old fences snapshot on my new SSD, however many many icons are missing, so I wanted to know if there's a way to find where all of them are (since I can't boot into Windows 10 on the old drive but can still access the SSD(files))

    Solved: They're in the public folder as well.
    Last edited by rspkers; 15 Apr 2017 at 05:17.
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