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01 Jun 2009   #1

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win 7 document libraries

Why does win 7 document librariey duplicate each file inside, i.e., two pictures, two music and such. Can I delete one? Why are they duplicated?

Rich


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01 Jun 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Rich,

Could you post a screenshot of this? It may help in determining what may be happening.

Thank you,
Shawn
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03 Jun 2009   #3

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Thanks for helping here is the picture


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03 Jun 2009   #4
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

In the left navigation pane, expand the Documents library folder and it's subfolders. When you right click on these duplicate folders, see if you have a Remove location from Library option to click on.

If not, the backup anything that you do not want to lose in these folder to another location to be safe, then delete these duplicate folders.
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04 Jun 2009   #5

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit
 
 

Hi smooth1212

The extra folders you see are the shortcut folders (virtual junctions) that are in your My Documents folder. The default library simply lists what is in the Main users' My Documents folder, and the Public Documents folder therefore that's what you see.

The virtual junction shortcuts are in there so that some XP programs will work with Windows 7, just as they did in Vista which has the same virtual junction shortcut folders.
You could lose some from that view possibly by deleting the Public Documents folder from the Library, if it`s not a used location. To add or remove locations from the library, click on the `2 Locations`just under the `Documents Library`and the popup will appear where you can add or remove locations.
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04 Jun 2009   #6

win 7
 
 

Thanks you both!

Is there a diagram that dipics the different panes. I'm a die hard XP users who skip over Vista completly. Sometimes I feel lost navigating around.
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04 Jun 2009   #7

 
 

Also, as you have 'Hide protected operating system files' desabled, this will show ALL virtual links.
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04 Jun 2009   #8
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smooth1212 View Post
Thanks you both!

Is there a diagram that dipics the different panes. I'm a die hard XP users who skip over Vista completly. Sometimes I feel lost navigating around.
You're welcome.

Here's a quick layout of Windows Explorer.

win 7 document libraries-windows_explorer_panes.jpg


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