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Windows 7: Shortcuts to Network Shared Folders disappear once in a while

27 May 2010   #1
lebrocoli

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bits
 
 
Shortcuts to Network Shared Folders disappear once in a while

My desktop shortcuts to network shared folders disappear once in a while.

I made a clean install of Windows 7 64 Bits. All the local shortcuts are fine.

I have no clue why they disappear. It has been a couple of times now.

Anybody has the same issue?

Thanks


I found a similar thread here but it seems like it was for Windows XP 64 Bits:

disappearing mapped drive shortcuts on desktop


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27 May 2010   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lebrocoli View Post
My desktop shortcuts to network shared folders disappear once in a while.

I made a clean install of Windows 7 64 Bits. All the local shortcuts are fine.

I have no clue why they disappear. It has been a couple of times now.

Anybody has the same issue?

Thanks


I found a similar thread here but it seems like it was for Windows XP 64 Bits:

disappearing mapped drive shortcuts on desktop
In order to create a proper network shortcut with Windows 7 you need to do it a certain way for the shortcut to work properly. It's easy once you know how. Just follow the link below.
Network Folder Shortcut - Create
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28 May 2010   #3
lebrocoli

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bits
 
 

Wow, do we really need to do it the way you mention to make it work properly?
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28 May 2010   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Yes they need to made that way in order to be mapped correctly.
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28 May 2010   #5
lebrocoli

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bits
 
 

Well, I do not know if we understand each other properly. I tried your solution and it the shortcut opens the Network Folder. That is not what I really want.

There is folder, on the work network, that is shared and accessible by everybody. The share link looks like this:

\\MACHINE_NAME\Data1\Costing\Projects\2008 Contract

Now, I created a shortcut on my desktop that points there. In fact, I have 5 or 6 shortcuts like this and each of them points to a different shared network folder.

So the problems is that, they all disappear once in a while. I do not have a recipe to reproduce that yet. Do you know what I mean?

Thanks
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28 May 2010   #6
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

For a mapped network drive the process is a little different, you said network folder last time so that through me off a bit, maybe this one will help.
Network Map Shortcut - Create
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