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Windows 7: Desktop Problem

02 Apr 2013   #21
Dick H

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Desktop under your User name is a System file which should not be deleted. It contains all the files, shortcuts and other icons that appear on your desktop.

The only way Test would show up in your User Name's Desktop folder and not be on your desktop somewhere is because as suggested it is pushed off into an area you can't see if there are that many icons, depending upon your screen resolution, or it's in another User's Desktop folder which you can check under Users to see if there's another another Dick besides you, or you are signed in to another named Account or the Administrator account.
I'm the only user. This is a home computer. There is still plenty of space on the desktop so I doubt they were "pushed off".

Why are all the files, etc. that appear on my desktop in that folder? Not only is it redundant, but it's awkward and confusing.


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02 Apr 2013   #22
barton

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dick H View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Desktop under your User name is a System file which should not be deleted. It contains all the files, shortcuts and other icons that appear on your desktop.

The only way Test would show up in your User Name's Desktop folder and not be on your desktop somewhere is because as suggested it is pushed off into an area you can't see if there are that many icons, depending upon your screen resolution, or it's in another User's Desktop folder which you can check under Users to see if there's another another Dick besides you, or you are signed in to another named Account or the Administrator account.
I'm the only user. This is a home computer. There is still plenty of space on the desktop so I doubt they were "pushed off".

Why are all the files, etc. that appear on my desktop in that folder? Not only is it redundant, but it's awkward and confusing.
They could still be "pushed off"

desktop folder is not redundant, it's the desktop folder and just as real as your "real" desktop. If I'm not mistaken, the "desktop" you stare at on your screen is really just one big GUI for access to your desktop folder which leads me to believe if you can see "test folder" in desktop folder, then the icon has possibly been pushed off the screen :-) Not trying to be sarcastic, but you have probably spent as much time in this thread as you would have just rearranging your icons after trying an auto arrange just in the off chance that might be the remedy.
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02 Apr 2013   #23
nilank

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dick H View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Test is not a System folder or any other folder that I know about, except that one would make to test if a folder is showing up - which is what I though you had done.

So if you're asking how Test folder got there, we cannot say.

Can you post back the contents of the folder as we may pick up on what it is from.
It's a folder I named TEST because it has some test photos in it.
The question is how does a folder - ANY folder - get into that folder named desktop and it is not on the real desktop? Is it just another example of this Windows 7 putting things where it decides they should go instead of letting me put them where I want them?

QUESTION: If I delete that folder named desktop will it cause problems???
Did you even try my suggestion? I'm not guaranteeing you that this will solve your problem, but this solution is one of the possibilities. You might never get your problem solved if you just don't try the suggestions given by people. We are trying to be cool with you and solve your problem. And I don't think you have a 42" display with 1000 icons on desktop that will take 24 hours for you to re-arrange them accordingly.


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Right click on your desktop > Click "View" > Now click "Auto arrange icons"

Now do those folders appear on your desktop?
My just done experiment:
I just filled my desktop with lots of icons. Some of them went out of screen. I deleted the icons visible on screen. Those icons which were not in view didn't show up on desktop at all. I could only access them via File Explorer. I "Auto arranged" the icons and all those icons out view appeared on the desktop. Then I unchecked back "auto arrange". Problem solved.
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02 Apr 2013   #24
gregrocker

 

Many PC's have several users. Where are they going to store their desktop when someone else is signed in, Dick?
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02 Apr 2013   #25
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I just curious Dick. Did you ever do post #2 & 4.
If you did what was your outcome.
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02 Apr 2013   #26
vaidas3

Windows 7 pro 64bit. (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dick H View Post
Why are all the files, etc. that appear on my desktop in that folder? Not only is it redundant, but it's awkward and confusing.
That folder is your desktop its not duplicate in any way desktop is just different way to display desktop folder. data you dump on your desktop has to be saved somewhere..

IMHO dumping everything on desktop is bad habit. I have seen lots of not very computer literate people do this and it can become mess.
use libraries and/or folder structure to organize your data.

To help you with problem:
everything that is in your user desktop folder is technically on your desktop but desktop space is limited and there is no scrolling like in file explorer.. and if you dump large amount of files on desktop they may push icons of other files/folders out of screen and even when you delete some files or move them to folders to save space on desktop.. in most cases pushed out files/folders will not return to visible desktop space if you do not auto arrange.

this reminds me of
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEdiC-W4L7c
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02 Apr 2013   #27
serafincro

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Easy:
2x click on one folder icon on your desktop.
when window opens, make level up movement.
now you have opened Window with desktop location.

This window you can list as details.

drag and drop your TEST folder somwhere special location on your desktop.

Close detailed window representation of your desktop.

Best Regards...
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02 Apr 2013   #28
Dick H

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I just curious Dick. Did you ever do post #2 & 4.
If you did what was your outcome.

I can't find anything about Windows Explorer. Do you mean the COMPUTER icon? If so, I don't have a column on the left side as seen in BRITTON 30's attachment in Post #14.

I just tried twice to upload a .jpg screen shot of the computer screen using the paper clip and all I get is
Desktop Problem-computer.jpg
The file is named COMPUTER, not 262313.

This whole thing has gotten completely out of hand. In other forums I can use the "Insert Image" function very easily. Here, it doesn't work. I'm just going to forget the whole thing and do my own "work around".

Thanks for your help.


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02 Apr 2013   #29
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

All I wanted to know is this. (picture) Is your missing Icons there? My thoughts were if they are not there the folder is full.
Another option would be to create a New Folder on your Desktop and put the Icon's you don't use often in there.
I have a folder on my desktop with Icons to programs I use for over clocking. Another folder with Icons for programs I use for scanning for infections ect.

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02 Apr 2013   #30
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dick H View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I just curious Dick. Did you ever do post #2 & 4.
If you did what was your outcome.

I can't find anything about Windows Explorer. Do you mean the COMPUTER icon? If so, I don't have a column on the left side as seen in BRITTON 30's attachment in Post #14.

I just tried twice to upload a .jpg screen shot of the computer screen using the paper clip and all I get is
Attachment 262313
The file is named COMPUTER, not 262313.

This whole thing has gotten completely out of hand. In other forums I can use the "Insert Image" function very easily. Here, it doesn't work. I'm just going to forget the whole thing and do my own "work around".

Thanks for your help.
It is quite easy to upload an image here. Why you need 100 Icons is a mystery to me. I have 3. Maybe you should try this software. It works great. Look at the attached image

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