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    Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 2004 (build 19041.572)
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    Mirrored or Duplicate File


    Welcome to my problem and thanks in anticipation for your help.

    I have an internal 1.8 TB HD in my PC (Drive G: volume name Backup) where I chuck a multitude of Files and Folders etc, for safe keeping, whenever any information is saved to the drive, however, a copy is also saved to the folder G:\, (see Screen print 1), likewise if a file is deleted from either then it is deleted from the other one? Is it referred to as a duplicate or mirrored? How was it created, and can it be removed?
    Thanks
    Jim
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  2. Posts : 236
    Windows 11, usually latest version
       #2

    I suspect this folder is the folder usually named My Musicor Music. It must have gotten renamed when you
    moved the files to the G drive.
    Mirrored or Duplicate File-music.jpg

    Look at this link:

    Customize Start List Folders in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  3. Posts : 23
    Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 2004 (build 19041.572)
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks, looked at the link.....
    This tutorial will no longer work starting with the Windows 10 Creators Updates version 1703.

    I have version 1803, will it still work?
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  4. Posts : 23
    Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 2004 (build 19041.572)
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Hi Gary,
    I tried the link anyway, followed it to the letter? see screen print attached showing result, personally, I'm not sure if this what you expected to see? to be honest my level of windows knowledge is fairly basic, I can follow detailed instructions, but not sure what I see as the end result and more importantly, if successful?
    Sorry, not sure how to attach in Reply, what I did was to change the target path of Folder on start list to Libraries, but have now ended up with G:\ in the Libraries list, if you can tell me how to attach I can
    What do you think?
    Jim
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  5. Posts : 1,471
    Win10 Home x64 - 1809
       #5

    I tried the link anyway, followed it to the letter? see screen print attached showing result, personally, I'm not sure if this what you expected to see? to be honest my level of windows knowledge is fairly basic, I can follow detailed instructions, but not sure what I see as the end result and more importantly, if successful?
    Sorry, not sure how to attach in Reply, what I did was to change the target path of Folder on start list to Libraries, but have now ended up with G:\ in the Libraries list, if you can tell me how to attach I can
    What do you think?
    From your original screen shot it looks like you accidentally moved your Music Folder. To be on the safe side I would undo what you did using the other tutorial, then see this tutorial (Option 2 #9) - Restore Default Location of Personal Folders in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

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  6. Posts : 23
    Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 2004 (build 19041.572)
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Mirrored or Duplicate File-after-changes.jpg
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  7. Posts : 23
    Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 2004 (build 19041.572)
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Hi Garyw,
    Screen shot after default restore, looks as thogh it has worked, but I now have 2 Back drives G: ?

    Mirrored or Duplicate File-changes-after-restore-default.jpg
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  8. Posts : 1,471
    Win10 Home x64 - 1809
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    Screen shot after default restore, looks as thogh it has worked, but I now have 2 Back drives G: ?
    You can remove the Backup G: from your Library - Remove Included Folder from Library in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  9. Posts : 23
    Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 2004 (build 19041.572)
    Thread Starter
       #9

    The lower Backup (G:) is outside 'Libraries'?
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  10. Posts : 1,471
    Win10 Home x64 - 1809
       #10

    The lower Backup (G:) is outside 'Libraries'?
    Opps ... so it is, my bad. That's normal for Win10, but you can remove the duplicate Backup G: (lower one) from the navigation pane if you want to. See this tutorial - Add or Remove Duplicate Drives in Navigation Pane in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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