One of my users has an issue with saving items to his desktop. Anytime he saves anything on his desktop, it will automatically put a second (100% identical) file on the desktop. They are linked, so whatever happens to one, happens to the other. For instance, if I open one and change something then save it, the same change happens in the other "file." If I delete one, the other is deleted as well.
What does this tell me? That somewhere in the registry, there are 2 entries that make use of the "Save to Desktop."
Background on this computer and user: The guy is remote and did not want his files (My Documents and Desktop) to be redirected because waiting 2-3 seconds was too painful. We removed his machine from the GPO and made all of the appropriate changes, but it still would not stop redirecting. We finally had to go into the registry and make a few changes so it would stop looking to the server for his desktop and documents.
After our tech made those changes, everything worked just fine. We then called him due to his machine having low disk space, and he expressed this issue.
Anyways, I have hit my limit of knowledge regarding the registry which is where I believe the issue lies.
On a domain, but is remote
Windows XP with SP3
4 GB of RAM