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installer doesn't create blender icon on desktop
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System Information
Win 10 pro
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980

Blender Version
ver: 2.78
Date: 2016-09-26 12:42

Short description of error
When installing new 2.78 64bit version of blender, the blender start icon is not generated onto desktop.

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
Download blender 64bit installer 'blender-2.78-windows64.msi', save it to disk.
Start installer, and proceed as it requires.
When installation process is finished, no blender icon is visible on desktop.

Event Timeline

Do you get asked during installation if you want to create a Desktop Icon, did you check this?

Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) lowered the priority of this task from Needs Triage by Developer to Needs Information from User.Oct 1 2016, 5:06 PM

You don't get asked during install, asking it's not an option cpack (what we use for the installer offers) has, we make a start menu shortcut, but not a desktop one. We could possibly change this (newer cpack seems to have an option for desktop shortcuts, but i've never tested it) but then we would make desktop icons for all users, (no way to opt out) so i'm not sure that's a direction we want to go in.

Sergey Sharybin (sergey) raised the priority of this task from Needs Information from User to Normal.

@LazyDodo (LazyDodo), think making an icon for all users is better than not making an icon at all. Don't think it's common to have blender installed (as in, msi-installed) to a non-system location for a single-user use only.