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Desktop shortcuts disappear

Posted on 2011-02-25
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I have a laptop in my network with Windows 7 Professional that has several shortcuts to shared folders in the network and if it is working in the network works fine but if the laptop is connected to a different network the desktop shortcuts dissapear and I have to add it again and so on, what can I do to fix it?
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Question by:Daniel Flores Olmos
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by:-HenryM-
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if you just want icons to appear then i would place the network shortcuts in a folder like mydocuments/networkworkshortcuts... then for each shortcut in that folder, right click it and select "send to desktop"... essentially creating a shortcut to a shortcut...

but it should keep a placeholder (so to speak) on your desktop... is that what you're after i take it?...
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by:rawinnlnx9
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Under Folder Options I think you need to uncheck "Hide empty connections". You do this through Windows Explorer->Organize->Folder Options->View
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Here is the Folder Options view: Organize->Folder Options
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