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Windows 7: Duplicate identical icons in personal folders

30 Jan 2012   #1
rabid slobber

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Duplicate identical icons in personal folders

I have split my user profile onto a larger mirrored drive using a junction link. This works perfectly. However when viewing my personal folders I see multiple identical icons for favourites, links, my music etc.

When I navigate to the actual area everything appears as it should be.

If I try to delete one of these identical icons then both icons go to the recycle bin along with the files inside the relevant folder.

Please see screen shot. I could recreate my profile and point the new profile at the relevant folders but setting up all my applications again will be a bit of a nightmare that I would like to avoid if possible.

Any advice welcome. This topic does appear to exist elsewhere but with no answer.

Rabid




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30 Jan 2012   #2
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Rebuild your icon cache...
Icon Cache - Rebuild

...as well as running an sfc/scannow thrice in an elevated command prompt.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If neither works, restore to a point before you made these changes and try again.
System Restore
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