In Windows 7 there is cases where the desktop shortcut can be lost suddenly, without notice. Apparently, that is responsible for the action it is a System Maintenance feature.
System Maintenance feature that will remove the desktop shortcut that was never used, at least three months. System Maintenance will also remove broken shortcuts more than four. Solutions to the System Maintenance not any erase, you can follow the following:
- Click Start, Control Panel.
- In the Under System and Security, click Find and fix problems.
- In the left pane, click Change Settings.
- At Computer Maintenance option, replace the so click Off.
Please note, if this option is turned off then Computer Maintenance Other maintenance features, such as checking the clock, disk volume errors, and so also is turned off.