One time should get you a result. Entering the same problem a 2nd time will not get more or faster results.
But, to answer your question, ...
Why do you need a Desktop icon on your desktop? You are already there!
If you want a quick way of seeing the desktop when other windows are clutering the view, you can just use the built-in Windows key Flag+D (that is hold down the Windows key, it has a Flag on it, and press the D key). That action will minimize all the windows and you can then see the desktop. That action is also a toggle, so doing it a 2nd time will open all the minimized windows back.
I created a quick launch desktop icon .
when i click on the desktop icon,
it does not lead me to the desktop but the desktop folder.
Can anyone help?