Windows 10: No option to create shortcuts when right clicking on desktop

Discus and support No option to create shortcuts when right clicking on desktop in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; The title pretty much sums up the problem. When I right click on my desktop and select 'New' the only option is to create a new folder and there is... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Grebo, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. Grebo Win User

    No option to create shortcuts when right clicking on desktop


    The title pretty much sums up the problem.

    When I right click on my desktop and select 'New' the only option is to create a new folder and there is no longer an option to create a shortcut. Also if I create the shortcut elsewhere and move it to the Desktop the shortcut breaks and no longer points to anything.

    I haven't used this laptop for a while but have dug it out after a hardware fault with my main laptop. I used to have no problem in creating desktop shortcuts and this issue is a new one on me.

    The laptop has been fully updated with all Microsoft windows updates since I last used it and the only other change was having to uninstall the old McAfee virus protection software so that I could install the new McAfee software.

    Any ideas as to why this is happening?

    :)
     
    Grebo, Sep 10, 2019
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  2. Amit_Sun Win User

    Create Ethernet adapter shortcut on the desktop.

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    To create the Ethernet shortcut on your desktop, you can follow the step provided below.



    Step: Create Ethernet shortcut on the desktop.



    1. Press Windows + R key on your keyboard together.
    2. Type in ncpa.cpl
      and hit enter.
    3. You will see all your network adapter.
    4. Right click on your desired adapter and click on
      Create Shortcut and allow the prompt.
    5. Or you can drag and drop the network adapter on the desktop that will create a shortcut too.
    6. You can now right on the shortcut on your desktop and disable and enable internet connection.


    If you still face the issue, reply to this post with more information.



    Hope it helps.

    Amit Sunar

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Amit_Sun, Sep 10, 2019
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  3. No desktop shortcut for Crysis or Crysis Warhead after installation?

    Precisely.

    Go to the game directory. Right-click on the exe file there and select 'create shortcut'.

    Then right click on the created file, select "cut".
    Go to the desktop, right click and select "paste". That should do it fine.
     
    Black Panther, Sep 10, 2019
    #3
  4. No option to create shortcuts when right clicking on desktop

    How to pin app shortcut to desk top?

    Hi,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to follow below steps to change pin the apps on the desktop screen and check if it helps.

    Step 1: I suggest you to perform the below steps to add the apps on desktop.

    • Click on the “Start button” and locate the App that you want to pin to Desktop.
    • Right click on the “App” and click on “More options”.
    • Then click on “Open File location” and right click on the app, click on “Send to” option.
    • Then select “Desktop (Create shortcut)”.
    • Go to “Desktop” and check whether the app is located or not.

    Or Step 2: To add shortcuts to the desktop

    • Press and hold or right-click the desktop, tap or click New, and then tap or click Shortcut.
    • Enter the location of the item or tap or click Browse to find the item in File Explorer.

    Hope this information is helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.
     
    Karthicka_R, Sep 10, 2019
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