thank you for the reply
i found a way to do it, if i set up a laucher via SMB://server/folder
the shortcut stays on my desktop
and my friend showed me how to use was it gconf-editor to disable the shortcuts ever time i go on the server
so problem solved
thank you guys keep up the good work
"We need to know if it's only on the desktop it disappears or if you still can access it.
You can set mintDesktop to show Mounted volumes
If you loose it "completely" it's a matter of mounting it in fstab (sorry - there is so far no simple GUI for this)
In this case look at /etc/mtab while you still see the disk and identify the line for the disk
Copy that line to /etc/fstab - you need of course to be root for th"
to answer your questions, I could still access the server, it just just a little gripe having to log into the server each time
so it was only disappearing "the short cut" after I logged off
thank you again though for the suggestion.