Files in Pictures folder are on the desktop


Bob Alexander

I was moving the "pictures" item on the start menu to a folder on my second
disk D. When I closed the folder I found icons for all my picture folders
arranged on the desktop. They are actual folders, not shortcuts. In Windows
Explorer I can see the folders in their actual location on disk D, and also
at the bottom of the left pane. If I delete one from the bottom left pane,
the one in the Disk D in the right pane disappears also. If I delete an icon
from the desktop, the folder disappears from D

Malu Menezes [MSFT]


I don't know what's happening, but maybe you can try to restore your system
to a date previous to that and see if it still happens? I find that system
restore helps a lot, many times...


Keith Miller \(MVP\)

Sounds like 'Pictures' & 'Desktop' are both pointing to the same folder.

In the Start Search box, type: 'regedit<enter>' to launch the Registry

Navigate to:

[HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders]

and edit the path for 'Desktop' and whatever other folders are giving you

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