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Windows 7: 2 desktops in windows resources

29 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
2 desktops in windows resources

I've just noticed that I have two desktop folders in windows explorer (see attachment). The first one is where it should be, while the second seems to enclose practically everything on the computer!! Perhaps I accidentally dragged the normal desktop folder to the lower position; I don't know.

Is there a way to delete the second desktop folder without losing everything else that is inside it?

P.S. My version of Windows is in Italian, but I think you can work out what the various folders are.




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29 Sep 2012   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

There is nothing wrong here. It is how it is suppose to be.
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29 Sep 2012   #3
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Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Well, there shouldn't be a second folder there, but is it causing any problems? Why do you want it gone? Anyway, just right click it and remove, it'll only remove the link, not anything inside it.
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29 Sep 2012   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 714 View Post
Well, there shouldn't be a second folder there...
The settings the OP is using, it is correct, nothing is out of place, this second desktop folder is just a logical representation of the same desktop folder. Trying to remove it would remove the actual desktop.
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29 Sep 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

While I'm not sure if the display of the folder structure as shown is a real problem, I have never seen Desktop in the position above Libraries in all the Windows 7 computers I have worked on.
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29 Sep 2012   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Organize on Explorer's tool bar > Folder Options > General > Show all folders.
Now you have seen "Desktop in the position above Libraries".
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29 Sep 2012   #7

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I see it all the time.
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29 Sep 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Organize on Explorer's tool bar > Folder Options > General > Show all folders.
Now you have seen "Desktop in the position above Libraries".
Thank you for pointing that out. I guess I prefer to leave it displayed as the default.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
The settings the OP is using, it is correct, nothing is out of place, this second desktop folder is just a logical representation of the same desktop folder. Trying to remove it would remove the actual desktop.

It would have been nice if you guys would have told the OP that it could be changed and the way he sees it is just one way that it can be shown, rather than just telling him it is normal. Just a thought.
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30 Sep 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks guys. It's good to know that this 'problem' was just a due to the current folder display option.
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