Windows 10: I Can't add Shortcut To Desktop

  1.    22 Nov 2017 #1

    I Can't add Shortcut To Desktop


    Hi all,..

    I've downloaded Steam onto a new separate SSD ('D' Drive) that's been formatted to GPT NFTS. Steam wanted to place a Shortcut on the Desktop 'C' drive which I was happy about. However, I think permission has been denied. A pop-up message appears saying:,..

    Controlled Folder Access Blocked C:/Windows/explorer.exe from making changes to the folder C:/Users/Username/Desktop.

    Message goes on to say,..'Maybe the disk is full'. Well it isn't.

    I tried manually to create the shortcut by right clicking on the Steam icon application.exe and sending to desktop as a shortcut but still the same above message.

    Is this a Firewall job? How do I clear this and for future things like this ?
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  2. Posts : 198
    Windows 10 Pro
       22 Nov 2017 #2

    Probs best to post a screen shot of the actual message pal :)
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    22 Nov 2017 #3

    Now this is strange. I just signed out of my Microsoft Administrator account and into my Local Admin account and just tried to make the shortcut. It worked.

    Anybody know why I got the message (see original post above), trying to do this whilst in Microsoft Admin account?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

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