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    Missing Desktop Shortcuts

    Well, I log in and several of the shortcuts are missing from the desktop. I go to Windows Explorer, look at the desktop entries and the shortcuts are still there. So, I create a new shortcut and this is posted on the desktop with the name qualified by a '(2)'. Er, what goes? Thanks.

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    Re: Missing Desktop Shortcuts

    I would say the (2) signifies it is a second (identical) shortcut - i.e. you can't have two shortcuts with the same name.
    This would infer your shortcuts are still there - are they possibly hiding behind others? Right_mouse on the desktop and try Arrange Icons | Auto Arrange and see if they re-appear.

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    Re: Missing Desktop Shortcuts

    OK. Tried that and they are definitely not there. Could be a Monday gremlin.

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    Re: Missing Desktop Shortcuts

    OK. I see you've already done the 'delete ShellIconcache' bit. What happens if you delete the (original) shortcut from Explorer and just edit out the (2) from the new ones?

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    Re: Missing Desktop Shortcuts

    Nothing much happens. The directory listing of the icon vanishes and that's it. This will remain a mystery! Thanks for your help.

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    Re: Missing Desktop Shortcuts

    Do you have them hidden using the web page?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Missing Desktop Shortcuts

    Dave,?.

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    Re: Missing Desktop Shortcuts

    Should have been Active desktop, right click the desktop and see if there is a check mark in the show desktop icons or not.
    This active desktop can do some funny things at times.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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