LEAPWORK requires administrator privileges when an attempt is made to capture an icon on the desktop with the "Start Application" block. By default, LEAPWORK only has permissions to access the Desktop folder located in a user folder (C:\Users\User.Name\Desktop). For working with desktop files and shortcuts in a Public folder (C:\Users\Public\Desktop) LEAPWORK needs administrator permissions.
Please click on "Restart as admin" button (as shown below) to enable capturing shortcuts in LEAPWORK. However, if you don't have admin rights or you don't want to run via administrative privileges, you can still continue tests by clicking the "Continue" button (highlighted in green box). In order to capture the shortcut or application, you can start the application manually and capture the application window instead.
For any clarification, please contact our Priority Support.