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Title: Desktop icons on external hard drive
Post by: Guzeppi on June 20, 2018, 10:48:46 AM
How to copy all desktop icons en masse on external hard drive in Windows 10 ?


Thank you beforehand for your kindness and help.

Joe Busuttil
Title: Re: Desktop icons on external hard drive
Post by: Hackoo on June 20, 2018, 11:17:35 AM
Did you mean copy all shortcuts located on your desktop ?
Title: Re: Desktop icons on external hard drive
Post by: Guzeppi on June 20, 2018, 01:22:58 PM
Yes, all icons on my desktop, i.e. those for folders and files

Thanks again.

Joe

Title: Re: Desktop icons on external hard drive
Post by: Mark. on June 20, 2018, 06:06:31 PM
select one icon.
Ctrl+A to select all.
Ctrl+C to copy them.
browse to where you want to copy them to and Ctrl+P to paste them.
Title: Re: Desktop icons on external hard drive
Post by: patio on June 20, 2018, 06:53:09 PM
That will only copy the icons...if he needs them to be workable shortcuts thats a different story.
Title: Re: Desktop icons on external hard drive
Post by: Mark. on June 21, 2018, 12:13:01 AM
a lot of people store data on the desktop (for some reason) so some icons may simply be shortcuts and some may actually be folders, or Word docs or who knows...