Why are there multiple Desktop folder paths in Windows 8.1?

September 30, 2015 at 18:26:12
Specs: Windows 8.1, 3.2gh, 8gb
I often "misplace" files that turn up later in different places.

When I enter data into a file, I never know where it will show up... or not! E.g., there are at least 4 Desktops in File explorer and they don't always have the same information buried in them. Some files seem lost and suddenly they turn up in a place with the the same sub-adress.

1) Desktop
2) Desktop/my name/Desktop
3) Desktop/This PC/Desktop
4) Desktop/This PC/LOCAL DISK (C:)/Users/my name/Desktop

How can I simplify this so that when I put something in I can count on it being in just ONE place, and there are no folders with similar addresses where it may or may not be located? Something about the way FE is set up seems redundant but really isn't!


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#1
September 30, 2015 at 20:32:27
You should be using the default Documents, Pictures, Music, and Downloads folders under your user (C:..../Users/<your name>/Documents) with shortcuts on your desktop to make them easier to open directly. Just simply look at the location it is saving things to before you click OK.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
October 1, 2015 at 10:04:54
If you are looking to find the real Desktop folder I guess THIS will help.

i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User


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