Is multiple Windows Desktop icons a glitch?

Gateway / Mx6436
July 7, 2010 at 15:56:39
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP MCE SP3, 1.794 GHz / 1982 MB
In Windows Explorer, why is it that sometimes, not always, the Desktop icon in the Explorer folder tree show multiple icons?

Is this a good thing?

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July 7, 2010 at 16:47:57
It is not a good thing when your directory tree shows desktop for folders and files that are not.

This is something I would put serious investigation into. Not a virus or malware type of behavior, but definitely a registry glitch.

I would first try CCleaner and do a registry cleanup. If that fails in clearing up the problem, then I would be checking the registry in the areas where the affected folders reside.

If you are not familiar with the registry, leave the job to someone who does to have a look when they have the chance.

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