Double icons on desktop

May 19, 2005 at 22:23:35
Specs: MS XP Home, 1.7 Ghz/256 MB

I have identical double icons on my desktop, when I place one shortcut only. If I delete one, both icons are deted.

How can I correct it? Someone said, there are two desktops on my computer, but I don't know how to delete one.

Please help. - Thanks in advance.

Tom Kelley

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May 19, 2005 at 22:55:08

that IS strange. No you dont have two desktops. You may have different user profiles with a different desktop for that perticular user. Try adding and removing the shortcut icons on your desktop through your user profile. go to c:\documents and settings\your profile\desktop and throw them in there and see what happens.

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May 20, 2005 at 04:46:41

You will need to edit the registry as follows

Start - Run - Regedit
Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

Modify/Create the Value Name [CommonDesktop] according to the Value Data listed below.

Data Type: REG_SZ [String Value] // Value Name: CommonDesktop
Value Data: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop

Exit Registry and Reboot

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