Icons on desktop are duplicated.
Posted on 2002-07-24
Windows 98 SE.
Any file (icon, shortcut, whatever) copied to the desktop immediately duplicates itself. You end up with two icons on the desktop of every FILE BASED object. (Stuff like My Computer, Recycle Bin, etc don't duplicate.)
If you go to a command prompt and look at the \windows\desktop folder, you only see one of each item. But if you make a new file (echo hi >> filename) you refresh the desktop and whammo, two filename files.
I'm at a loss here.. any ideas?
Addendum.. if you delete any of the two icons, the other is deleted as well. Changes to one icon is instantly reflected on the other.