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Windows 7: Shortcuts on desktop disappear after 1 week

30 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Shortcuts on desktop disappear after 1 week

I have a number of shortcuts to often used folders and drives on the work LAN set up on my desktop. Infuriatingly, these regularly disappear (I have not timed it accurately, but it seems to be after approx. 1 week)! I keep copies in another directory, so can replace them fairly easily, but it's really frustrating that nobody seems to be able to explain what is going on! Can anyone explain/suggest how to stop it happening? Thanks!

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30 Jul 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Mark, and welcome to Seven Forums.

As a test, you might use the tutorial below to turn off System Maintenance Troubleshooter to see if it may be the cause.

System Maintenance Troubleshooter - Turn On or Off

Hope this helps,
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