Windows 10: How to place icons on Desktop - build 10074 Solved

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       17 May 2015 #1

    How to place icons on Desktop - build 10074

    Until build 10074, I could go to Personalize then Change desktop icons to put This PC, my account folder, Control Panel and Network icons on the desktop. That's gone now, so how do I get them there now?

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  3.    17 May 2015 #3

    Alternatively you could extract the appropriate shortcuts from the GodMode folder and create a new Quick Launch toolbar for all the recent "PITA to navigate to" settings!

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       17 May 2015 #4

    Ha, thanks, both methods work fine.
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  5.    26 Sep 2015 #5

    How to place icons on Desktop - build 10074

    Before when you had a web page open you could right click on it and one option was to place a shortcut on the desktop. will this work the same or is there directions somewhere else.
    I have been searching off and on but so far none of the options seem to clik in my brain that they will work as in days of old.
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