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Adding a desktop shortcut or icon on XP?


spuds
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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.

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muddypaws

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

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spuds

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muddypaws

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

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muddypaws

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.

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Pleased to help.

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