is correct. In Windows 8, the location of any icon that was created when you installed a program would be stored in one of the two places that he listed.
I want to point out that the "pinning" of icons on the first Metro screen is totally different. I'll touch on what I do with them below
Personally, when I built (and when I will do future builds), I will take any and all icons from both of those locations, and create my own set of icons and folders on the desktop in a folder. Once my system is built, I will then copy them back to the 2nd location (which, is the global one for the desktop). I will remove icons to programs or whatever that I feel I don't need, to help clean up this area to help reduce how many icons that I have.
Once I have the "All Apps" screen the way I want it, I will "pin" the applications that I use most often to the first screen. Prior to that, I will remove any and all pinned items so that all I'm left with is the desktop icon.
For me, I know exactly what is there, as I created it.
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