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Icons/ shortcuts to Designer and other apps are being removed. Only the shortcuts are being deleted – the Designer application remains intact.
Microsoft released a Windows Defender update that is deleting a user’s shortcuts. This has global impact for any customer whose organization uses Microsoft Defender. This is a Microsoft Defender issue and needs to be handled by IT departments.
Shortcuts must be deleted and re-created. To create a new Shortcut for Designer, you must locate the AlteryxGUI.exe file that lives in the Alteryx installation directory: • For Admin Designer: C:\ProgramFiles\AppData\Local\Alteryx\bin\AlteryxGui.exe • For Non-Admin Designer: C:\Users\%UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Alteryx\bin\AlteryxGui.exe Once the broken shortcut is deleted and AlteryxGUI.exe is located, you can right-click AlteryxGUI.exe and create new Desktop & Start Menu shortcuts.