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Windows 7 shortcuts automatically disappear

Desktop Shortcuts are being deleted automatically, not by you or anyone else but the system does it for you.

Read on to find out how to turn off the system maintenance that does this routine.

Have you come across that your desktop shortcuts are automatically gone from your desktop and you haven't done anything?

And you suspect some ghost playing around on your desktop or your having hallucination.

Yes, they  will be automatically disappear  even you don't do anything.

It's nothing fancy about it. Windows 7 will  automatically delete your desktop shortcuts when it does a routine maintenance.

It is documented in  Microsoft site from  this link:

Quote from Microsoft knowledge base Article ID 978980

On your Windows 7 PC, shortcuts that you create on the desktop may be missing.

This can happen if the System Maintenance troubleshooter detects the shortcuts as broken.

The System Maintenance troubleshooter performs a weekl…

Windows 7 Temporary Internet File Location

Temporary Internet File Location

Maybe you have been using your laptop or desktop for years and never ever bother to check  temp folders.

And it will only come to your attention to finding the temp folder when the hard disk is running out of space...

Does it sounds familiar?...

In Windows 7 finding the Temporary Internet Files folder isn't quite straight forward as Windows XP..

Using the "environment variables" as it is called, that is used most commonly in a batch file. (don't bother about those terminologies) our focus is to find and check the temp folder.

Using the environment variable %temp% will save some few clicks to find the temporary internet files folder.

Press Windows + R, type "%temp% on the run window (don't include the quotes).

After clicking "OK", the temp folder will open.

If you haven't clean your temp folder, you will see a lot of files on it. You can delete all of it if you want to, those are just files used temporarily by th…

How to print duplex on Excel 2010

To print two sided or duplex printing can be done on this steps below.

This will apply only if your printer supports duplex printing.

I tried printing only two worksheets in one A4 size paper.

It requires some few clicks to do duplex printing in Excel 2010.

There might be VBA tricks on how to do this automatically.

Here's what I have done.
Click on File select PrintUnder settings  choose "Print Entire Workbook"Under same settings click on "Print on Both Sides" (Flip Pages on long edge)If at this stage you click on  "Print", printout will be two pages.  So click on the right arrow below the print settings to select the other worksheet.Do same settings click on "Print on Both Sides" (Flip Pages on long edge)Now you can click on "Print" and the printout will be two sided on one paper. I never tried printing more than two worksheets, but I guess if you want to print multiple worksheets it has to been done manually using the same settin…

How to configure a Windows 7 Startup Script

Add or Configure Windows 7 Startup Script

Startup script runs when the computer turns on and runs under local system account.

To run Windows 7 startup script, needs to configure two Group Policy Settings. ( I had use this settings to deploy Office 2010 in an AD Environment)

Steps provided here are from Windows 7 but still same settings would apply to server GPOs.
Run startup scripts asynchronously set to Disabled Run startup scripts visible set to Enabled Press Windows + R  and type: "gpedit.msc" (don't include quotes) and click "OK".
Local group policy window will open. Configure the two settings described above. 
Follow steps below on how to configure the Local Group Policy for the startup scripts.

On Local Computer Policy window.
Expand and click on  Computer Configuration.
Select Administrative Templates
Click  on System
Then scroll down to find and select Scripts.

On the right hand side window, you will be able to select and configure the settings for the &…

Search Windows files using command prompt

Searching files on Windows using the command prompt. Searching at command prompt is much faster rather than using the Graphical User Interface or the GUI.

To invoke searching using the GUI follow steps below: Press Windows Key + D (press together) to minimize all open windows.

And Pressing F3 will invoke the windows search window.

Using this GUI  method you will be able to search files on your computer.

Using command prompt will speed up searching for files.

Press Windows Key + R (press together) will invoke the RunWindow type "cmd" (don't include the quotes) on the run window.

Click on "OK" or press "enter" on the keyboard.

Command prompt window will open.

Default settings will be c:\users\username (for Windows 7); for Windows XP will be c:\Documents and Settings\username\

Type "cd\" (don't include quotes), you will be redirected to the c:\ directory.

Now we can search the whole c: directory, for example if you want to check all your do…