June 22nd, 2011, 05:07 AM
Win 7 desktop icons keep vanishing and being removed from roaming profile?
I have a user who every few days looses a bunch of icons from their desktop and they are also being removed from the V2 roaming profile.
I copy them back over from their old XP profile, they log back on and they stay there for a few days, then out of the blue, half of them vanish and we are back to square one?
Any ideas why this is happening and how i fix it?
September 6th, 2011, 11:08 PM
Are they shortcuts to folders or programs? What kinds of links/icons are they?
September 7th, 2011, 06:42 AM
They are shortcuts to files on mapped network drives, .XLS / .DOC / .PDF etc.
It seems there is known bug in widnows 7 tham MS aren't able to fix which is a process similar to 'desktop cleanup' that used to annoy the hell out of all 98/XP users.
You need to edit the code for that scheduled job and change the number representing the length of time in months for suposedly non-used icons to be 'cleaned up' and make it a ridiculously large number.
September 7th, 2011, 04:52 PM
Ahh ... well glad you figured out how to fix it, or at least some type of work around.