Shot in the dark here....
Right Click the desktop -> Properties -> desktop tab ->
Look at the setting for "run desktop cleanup wizard every 60 days" , if it is checked uncheck it and see if anything changes.
Maybe it is deleting the shortcut.
I did say a shot in the dark.
HP laptop pavilion zt1172; XP Pro, SP1; Office 2k; Ad-Aware SE
Personal 1.05 (free version); Spybot S&D; AVG antivirus (free version)
Don't know if this problem is down to Windows or PSP or something else, so maybe this isn?t the right group for this issue:
I recently placed a shortcut to PaintShopPro 7 on my desktop (start/programs/Jasc software/Paint Shop Pro/send to desktop), but it keeps disappearing! It stays there for a few minutes & is then gone. If I replace it the same thing happens, even if I do nothing. I'm not sure when it first disappeared, I only noticed it a couple of days ago. Ditto if I uninstall/reinstall the program.
The program works ok when I access it via the start menu, as far as I can tell, but this is a just a bit annoying. And an interesting puzzle!
A couple of days ago I unchecked the auto arrange & align to grid options for desktop icons - but if the problem is down to windows, why ONLY THIS icon?
I've put it in the Spybot S&D ignore list ? still happening.
Any ideas what's going on & how to resolve it, anyone?