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Windows 7: Why does my Virtual XP desktop shows all of my Windows 7 desktop items


28 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Why does my Virtual XP desktop shows all of my Windows 7 desktop items

I have been running Virtual XP (VXP) under Windows 7 Pro (Windows 7) for at least a year. Until a couple of days ago the VXP desktop had only about 10 items that I had put there myself, all being shortcuts to VXP programs, folders etc.

Then suddenly I found the VXP desktop was full to bursting, most of the items being what appear normally on my Windows 7 desktop! I have no idea what caused this but I cannot see how to reverse it:
  1. These desktop intruders show up as links to \\TSCLIENT files/folders.The actual icons displayed are all the basic XP "MS-DOS" icon, not the application icons as displayed by Windows 7.
  2. I cannot remove, i.e. delete, these icons. Where they are not shortcuts but links to items in the Windows 7 Desktop folder itself, attempting to delete the icon actually deletes the linked item in the Windows 7 host process. The VXP icon remains visible but "refers to a file that cannot be found".
  3. If I delete the corresponding icon in Windows 7, that works quite normally but has no effect on the VXP icon.
I would welcome any suggestions about what might have caused this situation and how to correct it.


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08 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I found this post interesting. I checked my Windows 7 Pro reg and found no instance of the TSCLIENT on my system. Then I checked the VXP and found multiple occurrences. Did some searching (I have lots of time on my hands) and found TSCLIENT seems to refer to a Terminal Server Client [tsclient] being installed with or without your approval.

Let me know if any of this helps.

Good luck
OlHenry
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08 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OlHenry View Post
I found this post interesting. I checked my Windows 7 Pro reg and found no instance of the TSCLIENT on my system. Then I checked the VXP and found multiple occurrences. Did some searching (I have lots of time on my hands) and found TSCLIENT seems to refer to a Terminal Server Client [tsclient] being installed with or without your approval.

Let me know if any of this helps.

Good luck
OlHenry
No help, I am afraid. \\TSCLIENT is simply the way the Virtual XP machine refers to the host Windows 7 machine.

I sorted things out by doing a System Restore on the Virtual XP machine. But I am no nearer to finding out why it happened in the first place.
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