Unknown Desktop folder


  1. Posts : 272
    Windows 10
       #1

    Unknown Desktop folder


    Windows 10 version 20H2

    When I open explorer, the highlighted folder appears under the Quick access. I have no idea what it is or how it got there.

    Down under This PC/Desktop it does not appear.

    I find that I can place items in it, but when I right click there is no option to delete.

    Does anyone know why/how/what this is about?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Unknown Desktop folder-desktop-folder.jpg  
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  2. Posts : 12,415
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #2

    Is it possible that item is the name of the computer? Right-click the Start button, click System.

    Mine:
    Unknown Desktop folder-image.png
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 17,831
    Windows 10
       #3

    Looks as though it's a virtual folder that points to a cloud location...,
    right click on it and choose 'Unpin from Quick Access'
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 11,327
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
       #4

    Nikilet said:
    Does anyone know why/how/what this is about?
    You can probably get its full path using this method:-
    - Right-click, Properties,
    - Security tab
    - Advanced
    - the full path to it should be shown at the top of the dialog as its Name entry.

    Denis
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  5. Posts : 958
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       #5

    Looks like a Desktop folder created under a Temporary User Proifle to me.

    As others have said, view the Properties of the shortcut in Quick Acces to find the folder location.
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