Duplicate icons on desktop
Posted on 2000-02-16
Dilemna: Duplicate icons are created on the desktop when I send a shortcut to the desktop or I create a new folder on the desktop.
Observation 1:When I go to Windows Explorer and look at Desktop, files created on the desktop are duplicated but Win98 files are single>>Recycle Bin, My Computer, My Documents.
Observation 2:When I go to Windows folder, then Desktop, created files are single only, not doubled.
Problem:Updates were being made from the Microsoft 2000 CD. The following updates were performed without rebooting after each update:
Norton's Clean Sweep was also running in the background with each update.
At one point, system locked up and upon reboot, could not access desktop at all. I had to reinstall Win98, but this only worked on the 4th try, after several scandisks.
I wanted to copy a shortcut to my desktop, but when I went to Windows folder, there was no Desktop folder. Also, this is when I also discovered that anything put on the desktop was showing up with duplicate icons. When I highlighted one of the dup folders to delete, the other one would disappear. The highlighted folder would only disappear upon reboot or by right clicking on the desktop.
I brought my Desktop folder from my office system into the garage system but I'm still producing twins. :-)
Please be advised, that Microsoft technicians are still trying to find a fix for this problem...they had never heard of this before.
I was guided by them to try several things, but to no avail.
I have observed that when a file is created on the desktop, "user.dat" file is affected. I wonder if something in there should be deleted??
Waiting anxiously for a response.