I'm unable to create internet shortcuts in the media folders (video, photo and music). I can create them just fine in any other folder I have write access to. I DO have write access to all media folders and I can copy files (and existing internet shortcuts) to them without problems. Creating shortcuts to files or folders works fine. Only shortcuts where the location is an URL is giving me the problem.
I'm only having this problem on my new PC which runs Win7 ultimate. On my old PC which runs windows XP there is no problem.
When I attempt to create a new shortcut the following happens:
1) I right-click the mouse and select "New->Shortcut"
2) I type the URL and click next
3) I type a name for the shortcut and click next
4) I then get a dialog box (Explorer.exe): "Unable to create shortcut." I click "ok"
5) Now I'm back to the name shortcut dialog where I can select "finish" or "Cancel"
6) If I click cancel I get a new dialog box (Item not found): "Could not find this item. This is no longer located in \\diskstation\video. Verify the items location and try again". If I click "Try again" I get the same dialog again until I click cancel.
6b) If I (after step 5) click finish I get a new dialog box (Choose a Title): "A shortcut named ... already exists in this folder. Do you want to replace"
The strange thing is that a shortcut has actually been created, but it does not work. Viewing its properties shows that it has no web document tab property.
This seems to be a Windows 7 problem.