3 Best Ways To Move Apps To Desktop In Windows 10 Easily

If you are facing issues to create software icons or move from start window to desktop or if you are unaware of How to Move Apps To Desktop In Windows 10, then this post is surely for you.

How to Move Apps To Desktop In Windows 10

How To Move Apps To Desktop In Windows 10

In this post, I will be showing you the 3 best methods by which you can easily maneuver the icons of all the software and tools in your system.

So, head on to read best 3 Ways To Move Apps To Desktop In Windows 10 Easily.

1. Move Icon from Start Window to Desktop 

This method is quite basic which you might know already but anyways below are the steps.

move icon from start window

Steps:

  1. Open the start window
  2. Then select the software or tool
  3. Click and drag it to the desktop
  4. And a shortcut will be created in the desktop
  5. And done!

2. Move Icon from Start Window to Taskbar

Many of the users forget how to pin the app in the taskbar which gets quite handy at times. Below are the steps mentioned to do so.

move icon from start to taskbar

Steps:

  1. Open the start window
  2. Then select the software or tool
  3. Right-click on the tool or software 
  4. Then select the option “Pin to taskbar
  5. And done

3. Move Icon from Taskbar to Desktop

This is one of the methods which not most of the users are aware of. So, look for an alternative way to move the icon from taskbar to anywhere in the below-mentioned steps.

move icon from taskbar

Steps:

  1. Right-click on the icon of tool or software in the taskbar
  2. Then again click on the particular tool or software
  3. Select “Properties
  4. Then look for “Start In” column and copy the whole thing
  5. Open This PC
  6. Paste it on the Path Viewer of This PC
  7. Remove quotation mark and enter
  8. So, now look for the application
  9. Then select it
  10. Press “Alt button” and while pressing it, drag the icon to anywhere you would like it
  11. Also, you can simply select the application

OR You can follow these steps:

You can also directly create a shortcut this way, by going to the app folder of the tool or software.

create shortcut

Steps:

  1. Right-click on the icon of tool or software in the taskbar
  2. Then again click on the particular tool or software
  3. Select “Properties”
  4. Then look for “Start In” column and copy the whole thing
  5. Open This PC
  6. Paste it on the Path Viewer of This PC
  7. Remove quotation mark and enter
  8. So, now look for the application
  9. Then select it
  10. Right-click on it and create a shortcut
  11. Then copy and paste it anywhere you would like it.

Also Read : Ways To Fix Windows 10 Desktop Icons Not Showing in Windows 10

FAQs

How do I put an icon on my desktop in Windows 10?

There are plenty of methods mentioned above but the best one is probably to go on to the application folder and directly make a shortcut out of it by following the 3rd step.

Why can’t I drag icons on my desktop Windows 10?

Basically, the icons or the applications only work when the app data is available and when you move the icon gets separated, eventually, the icon gets dysfunctional. So, if you follow the 3rd step to drag the icon while pressing the Alt key then a shortcut will be created and you can use the icon too. 

Conclusion

So, these were the 3 best ways to Move Apps To Desktop In Windows 10 or manoeuvre the icons of the tools or software in the system. 

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Shreyash Pradhan
Staff writer at Technical Jayendra & loves to do software and apps reviews, how-to tech posts, and comparison post.
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