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Windows 7: Duplicate icons

23 Sep 2011   #31
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Go to Start type in Desktop and hit enter. The folder which opens contains what will be shown in the Desktop Toolbar. The default Windows icons like Libraries or Control Panel can't be moved, but you can place all of your created ones in another folder and they won't show then.
Place the new folder on the desktop. Right click the Taskbar\New Toolbar and browse to the new folder. this will make a toolbar entry with what you want, then uncheck the Desktop one.


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24 Sep 2011   #32
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

its possible that it wasn't working correctly to start with and after a scan it started to perform as it should.
i have to say i see the same as you in the desktop list.
after hovering on toolbars what do you see on the list starting with address.

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keep a tick on desktop and remove any others then click lock the taskbar, to see if we can get rid of the dotted lines


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24 Sep 2011   #33
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Go to Start type in Desktop and hit enter. The folder which opens contains what will be shown in the Desktop Toolbar. The default Windows icons like Libraries or Control Panel can't be moved, but you can place all of your created ones in another folder and they won't show then.
Place the new folder on the desktop. Right click the Taskbar\New Toolbar and browse to the new folder. this will make a toolbar entry with what you want, then uncheck the Desktop one.
clever workaround gary
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24 Sep 2011   #34
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Go to Start type in Desktop and hit enter. The folder which opens contains what will be shown in the Desktop Toolbar. The default Windows icons like Libraries or Control Panel can't be moved, but you can place all of your created ones in another folder and they won't show then.
Place the new folder on the desktop. Right click the Taskbar\New Toolbar and browse to the new folder. this will make a toolbar entry with what you want, then uncheck the Desktop one.
clever workaround gary
+1
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24 Sep 2011   #35
PattiChati

Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1, 32-bit
 
 

BRITTON - YOU ARE A GENIUS!!! How did you figure that one out. Oh, by the way, it did WORK! Thank you so much.
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24 Sep 2011   #36
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Thank you. So glad this will work for you. I had never used New Toolbar and gave it a go and it worked. Now you can add anything to that new folder, program shortcuts, music, text files, etc. and will be there on the new toolbar.
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24 Sep 2011   #37
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

i cant rep you gary as i have to spread some more first, im sure someone else will.
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25 Sep 2011   #38
PattiChati

Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1, 32-bit
 
 

HELP, PLEASE HELP!!! In doing all the above, I lost my expense folder. All I have are the shortcuts. I probably deleted it somehow. OMG - does anyone know how to get it back.
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25 Sep 2011   #39
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Oh-oh. Check in recycle Bin to see if it's there. If not a restore point may restore it. System Restore
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25 Sep 2011   #40
PattiChati

Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1, 32-bit
 
 

None of the system restores would work and it is not in the recycle bin
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