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    Network program being automatically removed

    Hi everyone.
    I have an irritating problem that appears to infiltrate all versions of Windows 7 and also 8.
    I have an icon on the desktop for some software that is on a network drive. If the storage drive is removed the icon is removed automatically.
    Any method to prevent the shortcut from being removed thank you in advance.

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    Cool

    Icons for programs on network drives get deleted due to Windows 7 and 8's automatic maintenance. This looks for desktop shortcuts with broken links, and deletes them.

    Luckily, you can stop Windows 7 from deleting desktop shortcuts by doing the following:


    1. Search for Action Center and open it.

    2. Beneath Maintenance-Troubleshooting choose System Maintenance

    3. Click on 'Change troubleshooting settings' and switch off Computer Maintenance


    If you need to turn maintenance back on, go to the same settings windows and switch it back on.

    Hope this helps

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    Thanks a lot for the help. I've now fixed the problem with the network program shortcut.

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