"Malke" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>C and A Bredt wrote:
>> There is one Desktop for my User Account, but there also seems to be a
>> Global Desktop that is at the top of Folders when I opem Documents. CB
> Perhaps you are thinking about the Public folders. Basically, there is the
> main Users directory and each user account will have its personal folders
> (Documents, Downloads, Music, etc.) under that. Ex.:
> In addition to the directories for each user, there is a Default User
> of this as a template used when new user accounts are created) and folders
> that apply to All Users on the system. These are called "Public folders"
> Vista and "All Users" in XP.
> This sort of file hierarchy is common to all true multi-user operating
> systems - NT, Win2K, XP, Vista, Mac OS X, Linux, Unix, etc.
> So to repeat my first post to you: you do not have two of everything. You
> have one of everything and possibly multiple shortcuts. This is normal.
> Did you have some sort of problem with this or were you just not sure what
> you were seeing?
> Elephant Boy Computers
> Don't Panic!
Perhaps I am not making myself clear. I am the only user on my system
besides the Public User whose folders are empty except for Sample Music and
When I click Start, Username and look on the left side of the screen where
Folders are displayed there is a folder called "Desktop" ABOVE my Username
folder. It contains these folders: Username, Public, Computer, Network,
Control Panel, Recycle Bin and my own folders that I have on my desktop. It
also contains all of the files and shortcuts that are actually on my
BELOW my Username is Contacts, Desktop, Documents, etc. It also contains
folders and files and shortcuts that are actually on my desktop, BUT not all
So - the problem is that when I want to backup the files and folders and
shortcuts that are on my desktop, I have to do it from the topmost Desktop
and be careful not to include Recycle Bin, Computer, etc.
Of course I can do that, but I'd like to understand why there are 2 Desktops
C and A Bredt
Dell Inspiron 530
Intel 2.33 GHz Core 2 Duo
Vista Home Premium