The target folder will not give me a shortcut to my desktop because it is on a network drive on the Server. But your suggestion gave me a great work around.
I used a folder on the new workstation and pinned it to the taskbar then dropped a copy of the shortcut icon into the folder. It means I have to click the new folder icon pinned to the taskbar first and then click the shortcut icon when the folder opens but it is much better than having to close everything to get back to the desktop to find the shortcut icon.
Thanks much appreciated.