Duplicate icons on the desktop



Verse914
07-09-2005, 11:32 PM
Im having trouble with duplicate icons on the desktop. When I have some
icons in the All users desktop, they wont show on user A's desktop. But when
I move the icons out of the All users desktop into user A's desktop, there
will be two icons of the same shortcut. If I delete one of the icons, both
icons of the same shortcut will delete. Has anyone seen this before? I have
deleted the profile and created a new one, but it does the same thing. User
A is an admin on the machine in case that helps...

thanks.

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-09-2005, 11:32 PM
Follow this advice, courtesy of David Candy:

Open Registry Editor and navigate to the locations below
[HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders]
Set the value of Desktop to %USERPROFILE%\Desktop

[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders]
Set the value of Common Desktop to %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Desktop
Close Registry Editor and restart Windows.

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Verse914" <Verse914@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:06474ECD-CDCD-4DF6-AFCF-B9F10D225FF0@microsoft.com...
> Im having trouble with duplicate icons on the desktop. When I have some
> icons in the All users desktop, they wont show on user A's desktop. But
> when
> I move the icons out of the All users desktop into user A's desktop, there
> will be two icons of the same shortcut. If I delete one of the icons,
> both
> icons of the same shortcut will delete. Has anyone seen this before? I
> have
> deleted the profile and created a new one, but it does the same thing.
> User
> A is an admin on the machine in case that helps...
>
> thanks.


Duplicate icons on the desktop