Creating a Desk Top Icon for a Downloaded Wordshark or Numbershark 5
During installation onto a Windows computer, our install process will create a desktop launch icon.
This can be deleted accidentally. This help-sheet shows how to create a replacement icon for Wordshark. The process for Numbershark is similar.
To create a new shortcut icon, find the folder “Wordshark-programs”.
This is usually on the c: drive / Program files (x86) / White Space Ltd / wordshark 5 Stand-alone / wordshark-programs.
Inside wordshark-programs, RIGHT-click on “Wordshark5”, and “send to desktop (Create shortcut)”.
This will place a shortcut icon on your desktop. Find this, and RIGHT-click “Rename” to something more snappy if you wish.
Next, find where you have stored your data. This is usually in a hidden folder: Open Explorer, and ensure that hidden items are shown: Search or browse, find the “wordshark-shared” folder and make a note of where it is. The default is c:\ProgramData\White Space Ltd\Wordshark 5 Stand-alone\wordshark-shared
This screenshot may help:
Return to your desktop icon.
Then RIGHT-click, “Properties”, and go to the “shortcut” tab. Paste or type the location of your wordshark-shared data folder into the “Start-In” path. The end result should be something like this, below. Repeat for Numbershark.
If this procedure does not work for you, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org