When I added a shortcut to my desktop a second one appears

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by blagud, Oct 3, 2002.

  1. blagud

    blagud Guest

    anyone know how to stop this - I think it happened because of my user account setup.... Any help greatly appreciated.

    BMWCHUBB Guest

  3. allan

    allan Guest

    BMW - I don't think that's his problem :)

    I believe blagud is saying that two shortcuts appear instead of one.

    Blagud - do a search for Desktop folders and if the shortcut appears in more than one folder then try to delete from the other(s) - I believe that will help. It's worth a try.

    BMWCHUBB Guest

    Allan you might be right there.... But that tweak in the software
    tweak xp pro prevents that occuring if checked.

    Get the reg men on this one.
  5. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Guest

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders\ Desktop

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders\Desktop

    These two must be different

    BMWCHUBB Guest

    If i could post a screeny? or attach then i would explain in more
    detail...............Where has all these functions gone?

    A little white box post reply......umumumumu
  7. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    This also happens to but not all the time. When I make a shortcut sometimes I will end up with two. I just delete one & make sure the one left works. :eek: