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Windows 7 XP Mode Desktop icons lose path after hibernation

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HI All,
I have a user with a Windows 7 PC running XP mode for some of their outdated applications.
My problem is, that after I have created a shortcut to an application (or folder) from one of the mapped drives that appear in XP mode, after a hibernate or complete PC restart, the shortcut icons no longer work.
Other icons that are pointing to apps on  the virtual PC C: drive are fine, it's only the ones that are linked to mapped drives.
Any clues as to how I can stop this happening?
One shortcut is for an application on the main server and the other is just pointing to a folder in Documents on his Windows 7 drive - fairly straight forward, but a pain to keep re-doing every day.
Thanks for any help received.
Mark
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by:graye
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I presume if  you log into the XP mode, then the shortcuts will work?
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by:aark-it
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The shortcuts are on the Virtual XP PC desktop and work properly as soon as I create them - but it's after a hibernate or PC restart that they need to be added again.
If you do a browse for target, it comes back immediatly with not found and hence I have to add them again.
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OK... so you're actually running XP Mode directly (not via a shortcut on your "host" Win7 box)?
Does this network resource require a separate username and login (or does it work from the XP Mode's own login)?  If so, then what would happen if you used the Universal Naming Convention (UNC) style name instead of a drive letter (for example, \\someserver\someshare\somepath instead of M:\somepath)
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by:aark-it
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Hi Graye,
Sorry, meant to post this yesterday, but got side tracked.
The above suggestion worked perfectly.
Thanks for your help.
Best Regards
Mark
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