Roaming Profile Creates Broken Start Menu and Taskbar Shortcuts when different PC is logged into


  • If a user logs into a Windows 7 64-bit workstation and then logs into a second Windows 7 64-bit workstation, the shortcuts copied over from their roaming profile are generic icons that do not work.

    The broken shortcuts are also for applications that are installed in the same locations on both PCs.

    It is not an XP vs Win7 issue or a 32-bit vs 64-bit issue or an issue where an application installed on one PC and not the other.

    The shortcut to Outlook 2010 is an example of one of the many broken shortcuts.  Outlook 2010 is installed on both PCs and it is the same version of Outlook 2010 on both PCs.  Same thing with Internet Explorer shortcuts

    Is there a fix to this issue?

    I would prefer that working shortcuts to be copied, but I would rather exclude the shortcuts completely from their profile otherwise since broken shortcuts are worse than useless.

    Wednesday, February 13, 2013 3:32 AM

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