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I have a problem making a shortcut on my desktop for some of programs. They come up but when I click them, nothing happens.

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How are you creating the shortcut? If you right click on your desktop and click on New -> Shortcut, then tell it where the actual program is located, it should work everytime. A simpler solution is to find the program in your start menu and simply right click and drag it onto the desktop then choose to create a shortcut here.

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