[ubuntu] Unable to Launch Files Unless Navigating Using Nautilus First

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I have a shortcut on my desktop for a playlist of MP3 files that reside on a secondary hard drive. If I try launching the shortcut after booting, the files are not found. If I simply navigate to the root of the secondary drive using Nautilus and then go back and launch the shortcut, everything works fine. How can cut out this extra step? Thanks. (Hardware)