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Solved: Shortcut doesn't appear on desktop until reboot

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by rds33, Jun 10, 2008.

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  1. rds33

    rds33 Thread Starter

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    Vista 2GB RAM, 1.9GHz CPU

    When I drag a shortcut to the desktop it just disappears until I reboot.

    That's not right.

    How can I fix it?

    RDS33
     
  2. DaveA

    DaveA Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Try a "Refresh" using the "F5" key or right click the desktop and select "Refresh"!
     
  3. rds33

    rds33 Thread Starter

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    Refresh does not help, DaveA. It should but it doesn't. Another Vista anomaly.

    BTW, right-click and Send to Desktop (as shortcut) does work, but that makes
    it even more puzzling why dragging it to the desktop does not work.

    RDS33
     
  4. DaveA

    DaveA Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Where are you dragging from?
     
  5. rds33

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    DaveA - I was trying to create a shortcut to a PowerPoint file on the desktop of my laptop to make it easy to show the presentation to a dozen or so people. Tried it again a moment ago - still requires a reboot for the shortcut to appear. The file resides in a TEMP folder within my Documents folder.

    HOWEVER, shortcuts of .exe files drag to the desktop just fine. I'm going to declare this one "Solved" - it's not worth spending any more time on it. Thanks for your help, DaveA.

    RDS33
     
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