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Windows 7: Desktop icons are being split into two blocks

19 Dec 2010   #1
Bluesmanuk

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Desktop icons are being split into two blocks

I have many icons on my desktop but when I arrange them by name it arranges half of them A-Z and then lists the remaining half from A-Z again.

How can I get them all to arrange as one set?


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19 Dec 2010   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

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Try this, a similar problem from Vista
Solved Duplicate desktop icons - Vista Forums
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19 Dec 2010   #3
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Windows 7 has two places that it stores the desktop for each user. Your user desktop and the public desktop. When you arrange them, they are arranged separately in each place, hence the two blocks.
Just put them all only into your user desktop location.
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19 Dec 2010   #4
Bluesmanuk

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Thanks Guys.

It was the case that they were located in different locations.

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