Network of shortcuts without "start in:" set of path does not work in Windows 7

Well, here is the current situation.  I have network drives with shortcuts that point to another server mapped.

With a XP machine, shortcuts work fine and open as usual.  In the properties box, the target domain is filled by the full path to the target file, and the start in field is empty.

With a Windows 7 machine, shortcut icon is only a blank white page icon, and if you open properties, the target field and the field "start in" are empty and do no editing for each field.  Double click on the shortcut results in nothing happens at all.

I can go to the same short cut on the XP machine and fill it "start in:" field in the properties of the shortcut and it instantly starts to work under Windows 7.  The problem with that is, we have a lot of shortcuts all probably created by the XP machines on these mapped drives.

Of course, XP has no problem with the start in the field being blank, y at - it a way to make that not required by Windows 7 to the shortcut work?  A change of setting or registry maybe?

Thank you


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