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Windows 7: Preventing automatic removal of broken desktop shortcuts

29 Aug 2012   #1
hkBattousai

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Preventing automatic removal of broken desktop shortcuts

I have two external harddrives which I'm using for archiving purposes, because of that they are turned off most of the time. I have some shortcuts on the desktop to some directories on these external harddisks.

Windows occasionally removes these desktop shortcuts. It happens when the harddisks are turned off. I think it thinks that the shortcuts are broken and no longer needed, and tries to clean the desktop up.

How do I prevent this behavior?

(OS Version: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1)


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29 Aug 2012   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello hkBattousai,

This sounds like the work of the System Maintenance Troubleshooter. If you like, you can turn it off using the tutorial below to stop this.

System Maintenance Troubleshooter - Turn On or Off

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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29 Aug 2012   #3
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

It's system maintenance that is doing it. You can turn it off. System Maintenance Troubleshooter - Turn On or Off


Damn. Too slow again.
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29 Aug 2012   #4
hkBattousai

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello hkBattousai,

This sounds like the work of the System Maintenance Troubleshooter. If you like, you can turn it off using the tutorial below to stop this.

System Maintenance Troubleshooter - Turn On or Off

Hope this helps,
Shawn
I saw that Troubleshooting was open by default. I closed it.

This was happening once in a few months. I will wait a few months to see if it would work; and eventually will post the result here.

I just hope that Troubleshooter would put me in trouble again...
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