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Windows 7: Seeing Double?

09 Mar 2009   #1

Seeing Double?

I just noticed this when clicking on Windows Explorer icon on taskbar, I cant recall seeing it before

2 sets of drives? (right clicking start button and selecting Explorer from there, reveals 1 set of drives, as it should be).

Anyone get the same?

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09 Mar 2009   #2

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook

I don't get 2 sets. I have seventeen partitions, so that's enough....
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09 Mar 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scaramonga View Post

Anyone get the same?

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12 Mar 2009   #4

Windows 7 Beta 64bit

I've seen it in many flavors, but mostly I just attribute it to the panes not updating correctly once I have more than 4 Explorer windows open. See my thread:

Windows Explorer left-pane not showing changes to folder names
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12 Mar 2009   #5

Vista Ult64, Win7600

These are everywhere ,I dont know if it is since I did the delete of the desktop problem when I started windows first Seeing Double?-capture4.png

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12 Mar 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Hi jfar,

you'd just have to go back and enable hide the protected files in the Folder Options.

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12 Mar 2009   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Hi jfar,

That is perfectly normal if in the View tab of Folder Options you have set the option to Show hidden files, folders, and drives and cleared the option Hide protected operating system files (Recommended). In your first example, Videos library, if you right click each of the desktop icons in turn and select Properties, you will see the location for one is C:\Users\User\Videos and the other is C:\Users\Public\Videos
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12 Mar 2009   #8

Vista Ult64, Win7600

Thanks all,Sorry I was away,yes somebody should give me a slap,for forgetting to redo those changes, now i reticked the boxes and rebooted, and there is one desktop icon in all the places bar pictures folder, now I checked on the 64 bit PC and there are no desktop icons in any of those places if you know what I mean,its just I cannot remember seeing the icons in those folders before, I may be wrong,has anybody else got one of the icons in there folders in 32bit 7057?
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