1.    24 Jan 2016 #1
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    Windows 10

    Changes made in the desktop folder doesn't change on the desktop.


    Hi! I'll describe my problem with an example. Let's say I'm moving a file to the desktop (the folder in Windows Explorer). When I then check the desktop, the file isn't there. My problem is that changes that are either made to the desktop or the desktop folder doesn't apply to the other one, so the desktop folder and the desktop itself looks different. How can I fix this?

    Sorry for the confusing explanation :/
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  2.    24 Jan 2016 #2
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    Mac OS Sierra

    So what is the issue?
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  3.    24 Jan 2016 #3
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    Win 7

    There are multiple Desktop folder under the C:\User\Usernames folder. If you place a file in another users username Desktop folder you are right it won't show up in your Username Desktop folder.

    You can also put it in the "C:\Users\Public\Public Desktop" folder and it will show up for every user.
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  4.    24 Jan 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Offended View Post
    Hi! I'll describe my problem with an example. Let's say I'm moving a file to the desktop (the folder in Windows Explorer/
    right click on that icon in windows explorer and choose properties ,and choose location to see where it located , mine c:\users\home, home being the name I chose when creating the user
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  5.    24 Jan 2016 #5
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    Do the files appear correctly after you press F5?

    There have been issues reported with this but no real solution I'm afraid. Clean install worked for me but that was perhaps a coincidence.

    File Explorer Requiring Screen Refresh to Be Correct - Windows 10 Forums
    Solved Desktop not updating - Windows 10 Forums
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  6.    06 Feb 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by lx07 View Post
    Do the files appear correctly after you press F5?

    There have been issues reported with this but no real solution I'm afraid. Clean install worked for me but that was perhaps a coincidence.

    File Explorer Requiring Screen Refresh to Be Correct - Windows 10 Forums
    Solved Desktop not updating - Windows 10 Forums
    No, they dont :/ I "fixed it" by dragging the icons from the desktop to the folder and the desktop updated. It's shame that I need to do it. Oh well, that's the closest to a fix I can get to. Thanks for the responses!
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  7.    06 Feb 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Offended View Post
    No, they dont :/ I "fixed it" by dragging the icons from the desktop to the folder and the desktop updated. It's shame that I need to do it. Oh well, that's the closest to a fix I can get to. Thanks for the responses!
    OK, Now you have me confused. How did you move the icons from the desktop to the folder if they didn't show on the desktop?
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  8.    08 Feb 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winuser View Post
    OK, Now you have me confused. How did you move the icons from the desktop to the folder if they didn't show on the desktop?
    I had some icons on the desktop that didn't appear in the desktop folder so I dragged those icons from the desktop to the folder. There's "two" sides of this problem, the first one is that a file is on the desktop but not in the folder and the second one is that a file is in the desktop folder but not on the desktop. Either way this thread can be closed since I found a way to deal with it. Thanks for the help!
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  9.    08 Feb 2016 #9
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    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64

    Quote Originally Posted by Offended View Post
    I had some icons on the desktop that didn't appear in the desktop folder so I dragged those icons from the desktop to the folder. There's "two" sides of this problem, the first one is that a file is on the desktop but not in the folder and the second one is that a file is in the desktop folder but not on the desktop. Either way this thread can be closed since I found a way to deal with it. Thanks for the help!
    great news , you can check off solved on your screen when you go to this thread,
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