When upgrading to Windows 10 or some other instances the desktop icon for your program may be deleted or fail to generate on installation. To create a desktop shortcut:
  1. Open location containing program
  2. Right-click desired file or application
  3. Select New
  4. Select Shortcut
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  1. A new short is created in folder 
  2. Copy shortcut
  3. Paste Shortcut to Desktop