how can I move Wordpad to the desktop of Windows 10?

Hello and Good Afternoon Everyone,

            I am wondering how I can move Wordpad to the desktop of Windows 10.    I see options to pin it to Start and also an option to pin it to Taskbar, however, I am not exactly sure what that means.  

            Any shared tips or suggestions for accomplishing this task will be greatly appreciated.

            Thank you

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Find Word Pad in the Start Menu, Right Click, look for More, select More and open file location.

Find the shortcut for Word Pad in File Location, copy it, and paste as shortcut onto the Desktop.

This works fine for all such apps.

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Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
Search for WordPad in Start Menu, press shift and right-click on the found item. You can now copy the shortcut. Then right-click on a free area on your desktop and paste.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
In Windows 10 (at from V1703 forward and possibly earlier), right clicking on the shortcut does not allow copy. It was always the way you said in Windows 8 and before but Windows 10 has changed this (judging from how my machines here work).
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
start / type wordpad / right click open file location, right click on wordpad shortcut and send t o desktop
George, the part in the yellow rectangle is the start menu, so if you choose pin to start menu, it will appear there
you can also make a shortcut on your desktop, the exe file is located in :  "%ProgramFiles%\Windows NT\Accessories\wordpad.exe" more info here :
You can drag and drop start menu icons to your desktop which will create a link. This functionality was gone, but Microsoft restored it (in 1709 at least, maybe already in 1703), but be aware that it might not work every time - the implementation seems to be a little unstable.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Hi George. Has the basic approach suggested worked for you?  It has worked well in Windows 10 since it began.
Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
Correct, you now need to drag the icon from Search Results, or open the file location as stated above to (more reliably) get to link or file location to create a link (copy) on Desktop.
I was thinking in terms of using Classic Menu - which still simpllifies Start Menu access ;-).
Right click on desktop, new shortcut, wordpad next, browse %programfiles%\windows nt\accessories\wordpad.exe I think is the path.

Nobus already addressed the suggestion I made.
GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

             Thank you for the enriched variety of options given for creating a link to Wordpad onto the Windows 10 desktop environment.  The option chosen which did the trick was the original or first response given by John.  This is certainly a handy tip to know especially when it comes time to customize the desktop.

JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You are very welcome and I was happy to help.
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