You may need to provide more information to get an answer:
1. What platform? Mac or Windows? What version?
2. How did you previously create a shortcut?
3. How is the database hosted? FileMaker Server?
Sorry, guess I forgot some information.
it is running Windows, XP Pro, I would just right click and chose "send to" and select "desktop create short cut"
that does not seem to work now.
If that doesn't wok try Windows START - ALL PROGRAMS select your program and drag it to your desktop.
it is Windows XP pro SP3
I would go to open file, right click on the database, select "send to" then select "desktop create shortcut"
I could do it this way with Version 7, but now with Version 10 it tries to install program. I use this as a quick way to get right to the database I want, instead of opening the program and then opening the database.
it is not on a server, just a PC program.
I use Windows XP SP3. WHen I open a directory and find a Filemaker Pro 10 file, I can right click it and choose send to desktop (create shortcut) and it does exactly that. It creates a shortcut on the desktop like you would expect.
Since this is not happening for you, there must be some difference between your set up and mine.