Lost "create shortcut"

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seventyseven

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Hi:
I am running Windows 7 Home Premium . For a long time, with a right click I would get "create shortcut" and this would appear on my desktop. For the past 2 weeks this has disappeared. How can I reinsert it? I miss this command.
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Hi Mate,

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More info on system specs will be needed.


Follow the below instructions Carefully:
1. Download HiJackThis from the link in my signature
2. Run a Scan.
3. Save a Logfile(On your Desktop)
4. DO NOT FIX ANYTHING BY YOURSELF.
(Fixing Anything Might cause Unwanted System Instability,BSOD's and Even Render your System Unusable)
5.Copy and Paste all the contents
6. Paste them in the reply Window
 
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I'm guessing you really mean right click, point to Send To, click Desktop (create shortcut)

Click Start, type shell:sendto, press Enter.
Do you see the Desktop (create shortcut) icon?
If not, let's make sure it didn't get set to hidden or system by making sure the View settings are set to show those types of files.

Press the ALT key to display the Menu bar if needed
Click on Tools | Folder Options -> View tab
Select the following under Hidden files and folders:

  • Show hidden files, folders, and drives
Uncheck the following:

  • Hide extensions for known file types
  • Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)
Does it appear now?
If not, right click in the folder, point to New, click on New Text Document
Delete the entire name including the .txt extension.
Rename this to Desktop (create shortcut).DeskLink
Check to see if Desktop (create shortcut) is now back on the Send To menu.

If it does appear, we need to remove the hidden/system attributes.
In the address bar, click on Windows just to the left of SendTo, this will move us up one folder
Right click on the SendTo folder, click Command Prompt Here.
(If that's not visible, SHIFT+Right click)
In the Command Prompt, type attrib -R -H -S Desk and press TAB, then press Enter
(There must be at least one space between the different colors)
See if that makes it visible again.

Don't forget to reset your view settings
 
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