troubleshooting Question

Folder Shortcut Icons - Where Are They Saved To When Dropped On The Desktop - Windows 10

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MY SYSTEM
Desktop Machine
Windows 10 Enterprise

BACKGROUND
I want to place onto the (primary) desktop, shortcuts of certain file folders. (The "primary" desktop means the one that comes up by default when you first install the OS.) When I was working on Windows 7, I was able to Right-Click (and hold) a folder from the File Explorer to the desktop, drop it (release the Right-Click-Hold), and an icon would appear on the desktop. When you click on that icon, it opens the folder in a File Explorer window.

Now, on Windows 10, when I attempt the same procedure (holding the ALT key before dropping), the tool-tip text says, "Create Link In Desktop." However, the icon never appears on the desktop.

QUESTION
WHERE is the shortcut ICON stored when I attempt to create a desktop shortcut for a folder from File Explorer? I want to know exactly where that shortcut it is saved (by Windows) so I can either move it manually to the desktop, or delete it.

NOTE
I already know a WORKAROUND for this, i.e., placing a shortcut icon on the desktop: Right-Click the desktop, select "NEW > SHORTCUT", and browse to the folder of interest;  that is NOT the question I am asking.
SOLUTION
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