Desktop icons disappearing

The majority of my desktop icons disappear from my desktop intermittently.  I believe they are all shortcuts to files on the server.  We have rebuilt my network profile a couple times, initially it was a roaming profile.  i have an HP Compaq 6000 pro small form

thanks for any suggestions
Martin DDigital Privacy CoachAsked:
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jcimarronCommented:
neoluddIT--
Could it be that System Maintenance thinks your icons are "broken"?
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978980
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
See E-E's Lee Wilbur post on the matter: http://bit.ly/1f4p4dd

Works great!

Philip
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Scott ThomsonCommented:
When are the icons disappearing on you? at certain times or randomly?
Are there any other issues when this happens? IE loss of network drives?
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Olaf De CeusterCommented:
Do they come back if you right click on desktop and press refresh?
Olaf
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jcimarronCommented:
Duplicate
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Martin DDigital Privacy CoachAuthor Commented:
i do sometimes get a UNABLE TO CONNECT TO A NETWORK DRIVE error message but all drives are available.  Refresh has no impact.  The icons eventually always disappear after a couple days even though none of them is broken.  They all function when clicked (before they disappear)
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jcimarronCommented:
neoluddIT--
Remember that a shortcut does not have to be broken (not valid) to be considered "broken" by Win 7
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978980
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Martin DDigital Privacy CoachAuthor Commented:
thanks
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jcimarronCommented:
neoluddIT--
You are most welcome
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harold mcmullennetwork techCommented:
also, make sure that "show desktop icons" is checked when you right click on desktop and click "view"
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