File shows up double on desktop


J

John Callaway

When I save a file to my desktop why does it show up double?

JPC
 
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T

Tim Meddick

Check out what the values are set to for the following registry entries ;

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell
Folders]
"Desktop"=""

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User
Shell Folders]
"Desktop"=""

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell
Folders]
"Common Desktop"=""

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User
Shell Folders]
"Common Desktop"=""

The top two values (named "Desktop") are associated with *your* profile,
and should point to ;

"C:\Documents and Settings\%UserName%\Desktop"

....however, the bottom two values (named "Common Desktop") should point to
the common profile ;

"C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop"

...if the top two values are set to the same as the bottom two, then they
will display a single icon (at that location) twice, on your desktop!

If this is the case, return the values to those given below :

(In the first entry given, you can replace %UserName% for your profile's
User Name, but in the rest copy exactly what is written here)


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell
Folders]
"Desktop"="C:\Documents and Settings\%UserName%\Desktop"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User
Shell Folders]
"Desktop"="%UserProfile%\Desktop"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell
Folders]
"Common Desktop"="C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User
Shell Folders]
"Common Desktop"="%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Desktop"

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :)
 
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J

John Callaway

Thanks, that did it!

JPC

Check out what the values are set to for the following registry entries ;

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell
Folders]
"Desktop"=""

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User
Shell Folders]
"Desktop"=""

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell
Folders]
"Common Desktop"=""

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User
Shell Folders]
"Common Desktop"=""

The top two values (named "Desktop") are associated with *your* profile,
and should point to ;

"C:\Documents and Settings\%UserName%\Desktop"

...however, the bottom two values (named "Common Desktop") should point to
the common profile ;

"C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop"

..if the top two values are set to the same as the bottom two, then they
will display a single icon (at that location) twice, on your desktop!

If this is the case, return the values to those given below :

(In the first entry given, you can replace %UserName% for your profile's
User Name, but in the rest copy exactly what is written here)


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell
Folders]
"Desktop"="C:\Documents and Settings\%UserName%\Desktop"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User
Shell Folders]
"Desktop"="%UserProfile%\Desktop"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell
Folders]
"Common Desktop"="C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User
Shell Folders]
"Common Desktop"="%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Desktop"

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :)




John Callaway said:
When I save a file to my desktop why does it show up double?

JPC
 

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