Its not that Fences is broken - if the network drive is not available, there is nothing for Fences to show.
Of course there is nothing to show if a target becomes unavailable - but that's not the problem! I'll try again: in Windows Desktop, I can only create a shortcut to a valid target. Once created, it will remain on the Desktop until it is manually deleted. If the target becomes unavailable and the shortcut is executed, we get the error message "The drive or network connection that the shortcut "...." refers to is unavailable...." The shortcut however is NEVER automatically deleted by Windows. If the target becomes available again, the shortcut will display the referenced target again.
In Fences, if the target for a shortcut becomes unavailable, USUALLY the shortcut stays in place as it should, for several days/weeks and a number of reboots. However, RANDOMLY and without obvious reason, ALL shortcuts referring to a particular network drive disappea! They cannot be restored from a layout snapshot even though they are clearly visible in the snapshot thumbnail.
I don't know how I could explain this problem any more simply. If this is not a Fences problem, my name shall be Bugs Bunny
BTW I am running WIN 7 64bit.
Roll up your sleeves, put on your thinking caps and start fixing it PLEASE!!!