i noticed for several years the following :
i put shortcuts to the windows games on the desktop, eg freecell, patience etc..usually 4 or or 5, and they work as supposed
however after some time - it can be months or weeks - never timed it, they simply disappear from my desktop (and from the desktop folder also) - and i have to recreate the shortcuts
i have disabled all updates, since i want to update only when i see the need for it, so it can't be that
what can be the reason the shortcuts disappear??
FYI - i reboot 3x per day, and of course , the problem is noticed after a reboot