If Desktop Shortcuts Are Not Working! How To Fix It?

Sometimes, when customer update to Window 10 their Shortcuts stops working. To fix this issue, you should read the following method to fix if Desktop Shortcuts are not working. For details, tap on office.com/myaccount.

Method To Fix If Desktop Shortcuts Are Not Working:

1. Remove your Antivirus:

Sometimes, these problems occur when your desktop shortcuts are not working because of the antivirus software. To fix this issue, you should use another antivirus solution. With another antivirus, you will get great protection while browsing and also the threats will be detected immediately. It is recommended that you should install those antiviruses which do not interfere with your Windows and your system.

2. Check Application Shortcuts Directory:

For this, you need to open the root folder where you have installed the Modern UI app. After this, you should visit to the path and then find the apps which is creating issues:

 C:UsersYour Account NameAppDataLocalMicrosoftWindowsApplication Shortcuts

Here in this folder, you should find the apps which you have installed in your system and each should be in separate folder. At this point, you should find the apps which do not work and just open their folder. Then, you will view shortcut named App. Just you have to remove the shortcut and also do this, for all the apps which are not working. When you finish the process, just reboot your system.

3. Recreate Shortcut:

In case, the user has updated their program and then the shortcut will no longer work. To fix this issue, you should create a new shortcut or just fix the path of your old shortcut. For this, you should go where the software is installed and then find the executable file. When you find it, then right-tap on it and just choose Create Shortcut.If the user is in system folder, then Explorer will place the shortcut in your desktop and after that, you can move anywhere.

4. Check Path to the Application is Correct:

The customer should find the problematic shortcut and then right-tap on it and then select Properties option. Then, in the windows you will view the Target field, just under the Shortcut tab you will see the path to the program exe. If you do not find the path is correct, then you should find the executable for the program and then copy the path to this field and also add quotation marks. Lastly, tap on Apply and OK option to save changes.

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5. Leave Homegroup:

To leave Homegroup, you should hit on Win Key + S together and then input control panel. From the list, you should choose Control Panel. After this, you should visit to HomeGroup. Then, you have to hit on Leave the homegroup. Again, tap on Leave the homegroup. If the confirmation message displays on your screen, then hit on Finish option.

6.  Use PowerShell:

To use PowerShell, you should hit on Win Key + S at the same time and then input powershell. Now, you should right tap on the Windows PowerShell and just select Run as administrator. If PowerShell opens up on your screen, then put the following command and hit on Enter button to run it:

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers |Where-Object {$_.InstallLocation -like “*SystemApps*”} | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)AppXManifest.xml”}

With this above method, you can fix the issue of Desktop Shortcuts are not Working. For info, go to www.office.com/setup.