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Old May 2nd 12, 06:04 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
John Callaway
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Default File shows up double on desktop

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

JPC
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Old May 2nd 12, 12:55 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
Tim Meddick[_3_]
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Default File shows up double on desktop

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

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

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

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

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\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\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\Shell
Folders]
"Desktop"="C:\Documents and Settings\%UserName%\Desktop"

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

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

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

==

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




"John Callaway" wrote in message
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When I save a file to my desktop why does it show up double?

JPC


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Old May 6th 12, 02:07 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
John Callaway
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Default File shows up double on desktop

Thanks, that did it!

JPC

On Wed, 2 May 2012 12:55:00 +0100, "Tim Meddick"
wrote:

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

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

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

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

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\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\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\Shell
Folders]
"Desktop"="C:\Documents and Settings\%UserName%\Desktop"

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

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

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

==

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




"John Callaway" wrote in message
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When I save a file to my desktop why does it show up double?

JPC


 




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