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Why doesn't the My Network Places icon appear on the desktop?

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The My Network Places shortcut icon cannot be created on the desktop.

Microsoft verified this symptom.
To create the My Network Places shortcut icon on the desktop, right-click the folder and drag it onto the desktop.

For more information, please refer to the following solution in Microsoft's technical support website.
Article ID: Q303569
Last Reviewed: August 10, 2001
Title: Cannot Send Folder Shortcuts From My Network Places to the Desktop
Link: http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q303/5/69.ASP.