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Where are the desktop shortcuts stored on Windows 10?
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C:\users\<username>\Desktop
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Most of them are here:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\

Try this for what you are looking for.
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John's answer will get you to the list of programs you see when you click on the Windows icon and then on All Apps.  My answer will point you to the icons that are on your desktop.

For what are you looking?
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The other place they can be is

C:\Users\Public\Desktop
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