Windows 7 deleting desktop icons

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Windows 7 deleting desktop icons

Post by nightblood » Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:37 am

One of my clients ran into this problem. After I set up her new Windows7 computer she added quite a few network file shortcuts to her desktop. A few days later they were gone. She added them all back again and a few days later they were gone again. It appears that once per week Windows7 scans your desktop and deletes broken shortcuts for you. Apparently it was doing this when she wasn't connected to the network. You can change this setting by modifying the %windir%\Diagnostics\Scheduled\Maintenance\TS_BrokenShortcuts.ps1 file and change the line with -gt 4 in it. the 4 represents how many broken shortcuts that you must have before windows deletes them all. I changed the number to 1000 and now she doesn't have a problem anymore.

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Re: Windows 7 deleting desktop icons

Post by skier » Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:00 am

unable to save, Access to this file is denied
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Re: Windows 7 deleting desktop icons

Post by nightblood » Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:03 am

you have to change ownership of the folder to the current user then change permissions of the current user to full control.
then rename the file modify it and save it has the original name

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Re: Windows 7 deleting desktop icons

Post by bmaverick » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:09 pm

err. and people migrate away from XP for whatever reasons? XP never deleted my icons. :P
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Re: Windows 7 deleting desktop icons

Post by skier » Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:07 pm

bmaverick wrote:err. and people migrate away from XP for whatever reasons? XP never deleted my icons. :P
theres this little thing called DirectX11, should try it sometime.

(and win7 is better than XP for graphical benchmarks (PCMark/3DMark series)) XP still wins for 2D benchmarks tho (wprime/superpi/pifast)
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Re: Windows 7 deleting desktop icons

Post by bubba » Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:06 pm

If its stuff she goes to all the time, why not map the spot to a drive letter? no worries of short cuts going anywhere and cleans up the desktop too.
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Re: Windows 7 deleting desktop icons

Post by nightblood » Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:03 pm

bubba wrote:If its stuff she goes to all the time, why not map the spot to a drive letter? no worries of short cuts going anywhere and cleans up the desktop too.
That would work but the network directory is pretty complex and the files are all over the place.

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