Question Can't Restore my Desktop Shortcuts ?

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I recently deleted my OneDrive folder because it was taking up a massive amount of space, but it cleared all my desktop shortcuts. I'm trying to get them back, but for some reason, whenever I click "create shortcut" absolutely nothing happens. None of the alternative ways (hold alt and drag to desktop, etc) have worked either.
 

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Ethonodon

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its fairly common now for the desktop shortcuts to be stored on Onedrive

Do you still have a Onedrive folder here? = C:\Users\username\OneDrive\Desktop
If so, move the contents to
Go to the Desktop folder in your OneDrive folder and move the contents to the Desktop folder located at C:\Users\username\Desktop.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/one-drive-update-deleted-all-desktop-icons-off-my/a8ea89ef-a5e6-42aa-ae68-eb60f8d5ae56
Ah, yes that is why my desktop content is done. Was not expecting it to be stored in my OneDrive to be honest! It seems Windows has made a new Desktop folder, located outside of OneDrive. And on the topic of OneDrive- is there any way for me to smite it into oblivion? All it does is cause trouble for me.
 

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