This is getting to be a real PITA. I have a bunch of shortcuts on my desktop for applications that I use on a daily basis. (No I don't like pinning. Much prefer my Quick Launch.) I also have a bunch of shortcuts for some of the games that come with Win7 on the desktop. (Solitaire, Chess, Hearts) I usually play a game once a day which is why I have them on my desktop. Most times, when I turn on my PC, it removes the games shortcuts. No other shortcut is affected. Only the games. The shortcuts are not even in my recycle bin. They are permanently removed. I have to go to the Games folder and copy the shortcuts back on my desktop, but if I turn my PC off, and then turn it on again, these shortcuts are gone, again. Weird that it only affects the 3 games shortcuts. Anyone have any idea why? I haven't received a notification for desktop cleanup like XP always used to give me, which was also a PITA since I use all my desktop icons. Not even sure if Win 7 comes with that feature. Can it be disabled if it does? Thanks. EDIT: Forgot to add, I am running Windows 7 Professional 32bit. This is a new install and not an upgrade from the RC.