Re: Same Icon on Desktop twice
On Wed, 2 Jan 2008 18:24:00 -0800, k8r wrote:
>When I installed Vista there was a Desktop folder with this location
>C:\Users\Kate\Desktop which I accidentally deleted. I remember it asked me
>about duplication when I deleted it and I pushed ok. I can't remember what
>it said because it has been awhile now. I thought I could just add a
>'Desktop' folder back to C:\Users\Kate ,which I did. Now when I add a
>shortcut to my desktop, it will duplicate the shortcut. I tried deleting the
>Desktop folder that I added but it still will duplicate the shortcuts on my
>How do I add shortcuts to my desktop without them being duplicated?
>I'm not sure if this is a better explanation or not.. sorry I'm trying..
Yes, it is, thanks!
You could use regedit.exe to check the following key:
Check whether there is exactly one value named Desktop and check
where it points. Perhaps this is the key. Perhaps you can fix it
right here, if you can spot something that's not right. Try to
compare this to another computer.
Also try to put a file directly into the Desktop folder to check
whether that appears only once on the actual desktop, to get a
feeling for the nature of the error.
I'm taking this from Windows XP, so there is a smal risk that
this works differently in Windows Vista, but it's worth a check.
I just checked the Desktop folder, and it doesn't seem to have
any special characteristics---it is a normal folder.
Be aware that there is a second Desktop folder anyway, in the
All Users profile. The actual desktop shows a superimposition of
both, but when you create an icon on the desktop, it should go
only into your user profile, not into All Users\Desktop.
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