You would like to create a desktop shortcut to one or more programs on your computer.
Windows 8 / 8.1 is different than previous versions of Windows in the way that it allows users to create desktop shortcuts.
1. Start by locating the program on your computer.
Note: In this example we will use Microsoft Outlook 2013, which we have located on our Start Screen.
2. You will want to right-click on the icon and then a new menu will appear at the bottom of the screen, on that menu you will want to select Open File Location.
3. A new window will open and you will see a list of all of the programs in that location. You will just want to right-click on the program and choose Send To > Desktop (Create Shortcut).
4. A new shortcut has now been added to your desktop.
How To Add A Shortcut To Your Desktop in Windows 8 / 8.1