The other day a friend asked me to create a desktop shortcut in Windows 10 for all users. I have been using other operating systems for a while and have been trying to stay away from Windows.

After taking a walk in New York City I refreshed my mind and found a way to create this desktop shortcut for all users in Windows 10. These are the steps:

  • Login as Administrator in Windows 10 (Your local Admin account)
  • Go to your C drive > Users > Public > Public Desktop (“Public Desktop” is usually a hidden file, so you need to do this – in your File Explorer select ‘View’ and then select the checkbox ‘Hidden Items’
desktop shortcut Windows 10
Show hidden files Windows 10

Now just drag and drop your shortcuts into the Public Desktop and it will show for all your users in Windows 10.

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