Fix for Desktop shortcuts disappear in Windows 7

Windows 7 PCs eat up shortcuts that you create on the desktop “These shortcuts are regarded as broken and are deleted by the System Maintenance troubleshooter. System Maintenance troubleshooter performs a weekly maintenance of OS. System Maintenance troubleshooter either fixes problems automatically or reports problems through Action Center. When there’re more than four broken shortcuts […]

Windows 7 PCs eat up shortcuts that you create on the desktop “These shortcuts are regarded as broken and are deleted by the System Maintenance troubleshooter. System Maintenance troubleshooter performs a weekly maintenance of OS. System Maintenance troubleshooter either fixes problems automatically or reports problems through Action Center. When there’re more than four broken shortcuts on desktop, System Maintenance troubleshooter automatically removes all broken shortcuts from desktop.” Microsoft advises to “Keep the number of broken shortcuts on your desktop to four or less, or If you must have more than four broken shortcuts on your desktop, you can disable System Maintenance troubleshooter. If you disable System Maintenance troubleshooter, all maintenance tasks that it performs are disabled. To disable System Maintenance troubleshooter, follow these steps: click Start, and then click Control Panel. Under System and Security, click Find and fix problems. On the left navigation pane, click Change settings. Set Computer Maintenance to Off,” stated Microsoft in KB978980.