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Windows 7: Shortcuts on desktop vanish when losing connection to server

19 Nov 2015   #1

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Shortcuts on desktop vanish when losing connection to server

Good morning folks,

I have a small issue that I am currently having. Our network seems to go down every few days and unfortunately it's become a "regular" occurrence. After we lose connection one user noticed that the next time he turns his computer on every shortcuts that relate to a server disappear. He is not the only one who has a shortcut to an Access file or folder located on a server, yet he is the only one who keeps losing shortcuts. I created a backup of his shortcuts he can use however that's not a true solution. They aren't getting deleted because I checked the recycle bin, they just vanish.

It'll be hard for me to test every single solution since I don't know how often this will happen. It's not the highest priority but any insight would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for all the help,


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19 Nov 2015   #2

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

See this tutorial...
System Maintenance Troubleshooter - Turn On or Off
...then look at post #1 in that thread.
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30 Nov 2015   #3

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

Apologies for the late response. The holidays always tend to get in the way. This seemed to work as far as I can tell. If anything ever changes I'll make sure to check back.

Thanks for the help it is much appreciated.
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