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Desktop shortcuts with Windows 8.1

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#1 noknojon


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Posted 15 April 2015 - 05:23 PM

Hello -
First, I posted this on Kioskea.net, as they seemed to offer some listed ideas that I could not find here, but it has been left unanswered.
All of my earlier computers were able to leave a desktop shortcut for BleepingComputer and other forums (Examples : MBAM and Geeks2Go) but now I am unable to do similar things here (8.1 Classic Shell). I did  get a MBAM forum link as soon as I understood the computer, but I am unable to a ) Reproduce it - and b ) Create any new ones.
Attached File  Forum link.JPG   13.78KB   0 downloads This is just a link to the main MBAM forum (to look etc), and is not as signed in

After using Win98, XP, Win7, I now Battle with my 8.1 with "Classic Shell format" The main problem is as asked in the title.
Some EXE. programs will "Send shortcut / download to desktop" but many others will only send to Bookmarks (or similar).
I believe that they need an exe. to qualify, but I help at several minor forums that I just want to access from the desktop, and not go to bookmarks / favourites each time I look for, or skip to an area.
Is there a more simple method rather than what I have read about, very complicated and almost a Registry edit each time. I had previously (Win 7) been able to Right click on the forum title, and send that to desktop as a program, but not now.
Sorry for the long post, and a Moderator is welcome to move if I have it wrong.
I have been given several links by a good trusted Admin at MBAM, but they seem well beyond my Right Click > Send to desktop versions
It may be that I just don't understand the given tutorials ??

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#2 noknojon

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Posted 17 April 2015 - 05:18 PM

Please ignore now, (as it had no direct answer) and I have developed reasonable versions of what I wanted.

Attached File  New links.JPG   15.54KB   0 downloads This will do for now, and is the basis of what I wanted


Thanks to the 100 who looked -

Edited by noknojon, 17 April 2015 - 05:50 PM.

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