Network Shortcut Icons on Desktop RRS feed

  • Question

  • My network drive shortcut icons on my desktop do not update after drive is reconnected.  They still show a large red X, which I presume means they should not be connected.  The network icons in Windows Explorer do update properly and the shortcuts on the desktop with the large red X do indeed take me the correct network drive.  Any ideas or suggestions?
    Friday, September 18, 2009 4:12 AM


  • Hi,

    This is a known behavior. The shortcuts will not update the status to sync with their resource file. A similar sample is DVD drive shortcuts. If you insert a disk into drive, the icon in Windows Explorer changes, but the shortcut does not.

    Arthur Xie - MSFT
    Monday, September 21, 2009 7:07 AM