Adding a desktop shortcut or icon on XP?

  spuds 09:41 15 Jul 13

I recently downloaded a programme into the computer download section. The programme doesn't appear in 'Programmes' but as to be extracted from downloads.

Wanting the programme to appear on the desktop for quick launch, I right clicked on the linked download and used 'create a shortcut' in the roll down pop-up.

Nothing appear to have happened, no shortcut or icon on the monitor screen. I am still left with extracting the programme direct from downloads.

What have I done wrong, and is there a way of producing a direct shortcut or icon on the monitor screen?.

The programme itself is for locating 'hidden' programme parts in XP, like Dr Watson etc.

  muddypaws 10:02 15 Jul 13

On the same right click drop down you should select the 'send to' option then 'desktop'.

  spuds 10:37 15 Jul 13


Thanks for that, I'll give it a try later, have some other chores beckoning right now!.

  spuds 10:42 15 Jul 13


I'll retract that "other chores" part. Just done what you have advised, and it works. Thanks again.

Will now attend to those other chores and tick as resolved.

  muddypaws 21:39 16 Jul 13

Pleased to help.

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