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Windows 7: how to make desktop shortcut from Start Menu?


16 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
how to make desktop shortcut from Start Menu?

I would like to be able to make one by just right clicking on a startmenu item and "Send to Desktop as a shortcut".. or similiar. ( as pre windows 7) I know how to "pin" but that's different.
As it is,the right button does nothing. If I try to drag the program icon across.. it loads the program.
I managed to do it recently by modifying something like Folder Behaviour but after having to resort to an earliier backup I lost both the function and the method of achieving it.

Anyone help?..please.

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16 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

What happens when you right-click an icon? Doesn't a menu appear?
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16 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Nope.. nothing... How about for you? Give it a go!
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16 Nov 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Malfunction, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if it is the same issue that is in this tutorial below to see if your context menu may just be disabled.

Context Menu - Enable or Disable - Vista Forums

If not, then try a sfc /scannow command. If that fails to fix it as well, then you can do a repair install.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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