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Windows 7: Desktop shortcuts disappear after Boot

29 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Desktop shortcuts disappear after Boot

I have two minor issues with 7. First, I placed several shortcut incons from the Admin folder on my desktop for convenience --ie. Device Mgr, Disk Mgmt, Event Viewer, My Computer, etc. Every time I boot up, only these admin icons disappear. None others are affected.

Secondly, whenever I dbl-click a .VOB file from a DVD folder, the Windows Media Player pops up the size of a 4" square. However, before in Vista it always appeared the size I left it when I logged off last; Vista remembered its size.. Even after re-sizing it, upon launch it starts out small in 7. Why doesn't 7 remember the size? What to do?

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29 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64

1) Did you create the shortcuts from the start menu or another location?

2) That would be the default behaviour, you should be able to change the shortcut's properties to start full screen.
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29 Dec 2009   #3
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit

Hi Garuda, Welcome to SF,

Regarding the first problem there is a MS Windows NT 4.0 Resource Kit which might fix the issue.

1. Download the file from the link under Tools above, and extract the contents to an empty directory.
2. Copy Layout.dll to the Windows System32
3. Double click on the Layout.reg file to automatically make the appropriate changes to your registry.
4. Now go to your desktop and arrange the icons as you'd like them to be saved.
5. Once done, right click on the Recycle Bin and select 'Save Desktop Icon Layout'. The positions of all the icons are now saved. You can move the icons around freely, however whenever you want them restored to their original saved positions, right click on Recycle Bin again and select 'Restore Desktop Icon Layout'.

If these didn't resolve the issue i would recommend to create a New Windows Profile

Regarding the second problem i guess its an issue with WMP i found a answer which you could try

Open an MP3 file, Press Ctrl+3 to go to Now Playing view, Resize the window, then close WMP. The next time you double click a movie file, the window opens at the size set while playing the MP3 file

Let us know if you have any more questions

Hope this helps
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01 Jan 2010   #4
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit

Thanks For the Rep garuda .. Hope your issue is solved
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