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Windows 7: Weird Folder/Library Duplication

10 Jan 2018   #1
bam12

Windows 7 hom prem sp1 x32
 
 
Weird Folder/Library Duplication

Hello, my go-to 'puter experts!

Preparing to do a backup on my W7 pc, I have noticed that somehow it seems I have a duplicate My Documents sitting within my Downloads folder. I am needingt to confirm it really exists as a dupe so I can delete the extraneous folder before backing up. Also curious how it could have happened. I do sometimes twitch my mouse finger inadvertantly while in Windows explorer, moving a folder underneath another one - this is quite frustrating but unavoidable: I have tremors.


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10 Jan 2018   #2
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Don't delete anything, backup as you planned. I think a couple of those duplicates are really internal pointers belonging to Windows Prime. Others here can correct me or back me
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10 Jan 2018   #3
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

bam12. Click on the Start Button then click on Computer, then click on Local Drive C, then double click on Users folder & when that opens see if you have more than one My Documents folder showing in the list of folders. If it's showing a folder as Documents-copy, you should be able to delete it safely.

After deleting the copy, check to see if the original My Documents folder is still there. Double click on it & see if it takes you to your Documents & if all seems well, you can empty the Recycle Bin.
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11 Jan 2018   #4
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Thanks Ranger4 for that heads-up
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