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Create Desktop Shortcuts to Access Your Apps on Windows 8.1

In this article we will show you how to create desktop shortcuts to access your apps (downloaded from the Windows Store) in Windows 8.1.You can create shortcuts from the Start Screen, the File Explorer or directly from the desktop of Windows 8.1.


Create Desktop Shortcuts to Access Your Apps

From the Start Screen:
  • Type the name of the app
  • Right-click on the app tile and select "Open File Location" .
  • Copy/paste the app shortcut on your desktop.

Using the File explorer:
  • Press "Windows + E" to open the File explorer.
  • Go to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\ Programs .
  • Select and copy the shortcut of your choice.
  • Paste it on your desktop

From your desktop:
  • Right-click on a clear area of the desktop > New > Shortcut.
  • Click the "Browse" button and select the application of your choice.
  • Give it a name and click OK.


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