When you attempt to create a new shortcut on the desktop, the Create
Shortcut Wizard may not start, and a file named New Shortcut with a size
of zero bytes may be created on the desktop.
This behavior can occur if a registry key is damaged or contains an
: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may
require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve
problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own
To resolve this issue, use Registry Editor to verify that the registry key
listed below has the value listed, and if needed, edit the value to match
the value listed.
Value for Command:
RunDLL32 AppWiz.Cpl,NewLinkHere %2
: If the Windows Desktop Update component is not installed on your computer, the following is the value for Command:
RunDLL32 AppWiz.Cpl,NewLinkHere %1