I don't know of any way of creating
a desktop shortcut (in Win10) to the shortcut wizard (which can be accessed by a right click > New > Shortcut
), but it should also be in the explorer shell Send to
menu - via right click any file/folder > Send to > Desktop (create shortcut)
The file that is sent to
is in the Send to
folder, and is named: Desktop (create shortcut).DeskLink
- but the file extension is apparently forcibly hidden via a Registry entry. It seems to be a special kind of Windows/explorer control file link.
If that file is missing from that folder, then this post may help - it suggests how to recreate the file in Windows XP and Vista (seems to work in Win10): How to Restore Missing “Desktop (create shortcut)” Item in Send To Menu in Windows?
Also, in Win10, if you do a search using (say) Everything
, for filename Desktop (create shortcut).DeskLink
, then you will probably turn up several hits on the C:
disk, and you can just copy one of them to the Send to
folder if it was missing from there.
I don't know how to create
that as a fully-functioning
shortcut/link in any folder elsewhere
though. I mean, I created it elsewhere, but it doesn't function, nor does any shortcut made to it.
I suspect it may
be a special Junction point (or similar link) to something. Can't find it in the GodMode folder. Haven't yet found a clue in any searches of forums, but I reckon it's likely to have been documented somewhere.
Curious. Someone else on this forum may know more about it.Note:
This DCF post may be of relevance/interest/use:DONE: Create Shortcut on the Destop (hopefully not as stupid as it sounds)