Create a Desktop and Start Menu Shortcut for the Elder Scrolls Online Game in Windows 8

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    To get started, we should click on the Start button or simply press the Windows key on our keyboard
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    We'll click the Start button in the bottom left-hand corner.
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    Since there is no Elder Scrolls shortcut, we need to click the down arrow on the bottom-left
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    This will bring us to a list of our apps.
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    The easiest way to find Elder Scrolls is to simply type, so we're going to click the search bar in the top right-hand corner
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    Type in "Elder Scrolls"
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    We will see the game itself, as well as an option to uninstall it.
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    Right-click on the game and select "Pin to Start"
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    We now have an Elder Scrolls icon pinned to our Start menu.
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    Right-click on the icon and we'll have the option to "Unpin from Start" if we would like to do that
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    We don't want to do that.
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    To create a desktop shortcut, first click on "Open file location"
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    Left-click and hold "The Elder Scrolls Online", then drag it onto the desktop and release
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    Now we've got our shortcut on the desktop.
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    If we're worried about losing it from the folder, we can right-click on the shortcut and click "Copy"
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    Then right-click in the Windows Explorer page and click "Paste"
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    We now have it back in the menu.
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    Press the red button with the "x" in the top right-hand corner to close the window
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    We can now launch The Elder Scrolls by double-clicking the desktop icon
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    We can also go to the Start menu and click on the icon pinned there
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    This concludes the tutorial on how to create a desktop and Start menu shortcut for The Elder Scrolls Online game on your Windows 8 computer
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Questions and Answers

Why is not elder scrolls online letting me create a shortcut menu and I got to re-download it every time I play?

I bought the key code from gamestop, redeemed the code and downloaded it. Now it won't create a shortcut menu and it makes me re-download it every time to play it?

This bug is known in Elder Scrolls Online. Disable your antivirus as the first step. Never verify the client from Steam if you have the Steam copy. Also, if this is a Steam version of the game, then you have to do the following.

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    Exit Steam.
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    Navigate to the Steam directory
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    It can be C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam, for example.
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    Rename "ClientRegistry.blob" to "ClientRegistry.blob.bak".
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    Restart Steam.
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    If the game still re-downloads its files, then exit Steam.
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    Navigate to the Steam directory
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    It can be C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam, for example.
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    Delete all of the files in the directory, excluding "steam.exe" and "steamapps" (a directory).
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    Restart Steam.
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If it is not a Steam version, then you may have a couple of workarounds.

  • Bypass the launcher. Navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\Zenimax Online\The Elder Scrolls Online EU\game\client (or "NA" if you are not in "EU" (Europe)) and launch "eso.exe".

To create a shortcut for your desktop. Right-click an empty space on the desktop. Select "New" > "Shortcut" > "Browse...". Now, locate the "Bethesda.net_Launcher.exe" file. It can be in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Zenimax Online\Launcher\Bethesda.net_Launcher.exe". Click "Next". Name the shortcut and confirm it.

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To create a shortcut for your desktop for the client with the skipped launcher (no checking or downloading on start), right-click an empty space on the desktop. Select "New" > "Shortcut" > "Browse...". Now, locate the "eso.exe" file. It can be in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Zenimax Online\The Elder Scrolls Online EU\game\client". Click "Next". Name the shortcut and confirm it.

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It is also possible to find a copy of the client as a torrent file and to try updating it.

If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please post in the comments section below.

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