How to make a desktop shortcut available for all users in Windows 7 and 10

When programs are installed on Windows, you have the choice to create a desktop shortcut for the individual programs. However, if you don’t create a desktop shortcut at the time that you install the program, you can install the desktop shortcut later, and you can easily create one with the steps shown below. Please see these related posts; how to Clear Cache on Windows 10, how to Delete Windows.old folder in Windows 11, how to delete obsolete drivers from the Driver Store in Windows 10, Disk Drill: How to Recover Deleted Temp Files on Windows 10 and 11, and How to use Windows 11 PC Health Check App.

On Windows 7 devices, you can create or copy the shortcut into this path. Here is a similar guide on how to create a desktop shortcut in Windows 10 to switch User Accounts – Fast user switching (Session Disconnection Utility).

C:Users\All\User Desktops

Well, that folder is not accessible for Windows 10. You may also want to see this link for more information.

Therefore for Windows 10, you will simply have to copy the shortcut and paste it into this path.


Note: you could do the same for the following,

  • Music
  • Download
  • Pictures
  • Videos and
  • Music Folder

Alternatively, you could click the Windows key and then browse to the program for which you want to create a desktop shortcut.

- Right-click on the program name or tile, and then select Open file location.
- Right-click the program name, and then click Send To > Desktop (Create shortcut).

A shortcut for the program appears on your desktop afterwards.

I hope you found this blog post helpful. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session.

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