Desktop shortcuts to cdrom and floppy do not work

  Davidac 22:11 28 Nov 03
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My desktop shortcuts to my cd and dvd and floppy drives do not work. I am running Win XP and think this problem may be due to Windows updates!
The problem is mentioned in knowledge base article no 824143 but no solution.
Anyone know of a fix?

  Forum Editor 22:46 28 Nov 03

so I'll move it there now.

  smegs 22:52 28 Nov 03

Have U made some more shortcuts, to C if they work or not?

  sat481 23:00 28 Nov 03

Have you tried deleteing them and making new ones from 'My Computer' in the start menu.

  smegs 22:12 02 Dec 03

Davidac. What do U mean by "shortcuts to removable media"??

  kyprosman 22:19 02 Dec 03

go to add & remove and delete the hotfix 821557 also hotfix kb 826939 causes same prob

  woodchip 22:21 02 Dec 03

What he means is right click the shortcuts that do not work and delete then double click my computer right click on a drive and drag to desktop choose create shortcut and try it

  VoG II 22:24 02 Dec 03

A very sensible suggestion. But it doesn't work due to one of the Windows XP updates. In my case it is only the floppy shortcut that is affected.

  woodchip 22:32 02 Dec 03

Have you a Send to folder, if you have drag a shortcut there. In windows folder

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