Yesterday, something happened on my PC. Now when I double-click on a network location shortcut, instead of opening the folder, a new folder shows up. I get a file called desktop.ini and another shortcut folder called target. When I double-click the target shortcut, then I get the actual folder contents.
I've tried deleting and re-creating my shortcuts. They work normally for a while, but eventually they get messed up again.
Also, I don't know if this is related, but somtimes when I try to delete a folder, my system hangs on the 'Preparing to recycle...' dialog box.