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  1.    24 Apr 2015 #1
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    Double Users Folders after 10061


    Very odd. These look like bogus junction points (symbolic links) in my user directory. Got this after 10049 to 10061 update. Reverted back to 10049 and tried again, same. Clean install 10061 from ISO, same. Did not have this before on any builds. Have included a screenshot and list of current junction points on PC. Any ideas?

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  2.    24 Apr 2015 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by f14tomcat View Post
    Very odd. These look like bogus junction points (symbolic links) in my user directory. Got this after 10049 to 10061 update. Reverted back to 10049 and tried again, same. Clean install 10061 from ISO, same. Did not have this before on any builds. Have included a screenshot and list of current junction points on PC. Any ideas?
    That one threw me ...

    They are "bogus" - they're tied to Desktop; not sure how that really works though - a name space?

    The left pane in the image below shows a straight C:\Users view of my profile (one instance of the folders), the right pane shows the nav pane view of my profile (two instances of my folders).

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    These are very real (check the properties and notice that the location tab is the real folder).

    Unfortunately, I never delved that deeply into how the how it's all tied together, but there's a difference between the C:\users profile and what gets displayed from the nav pane (going back even earlier to 'my documents' ).

    Sorry I couldn't be of more help, maybe a spark will fire up someone's brain cells.

    Win10 needs a lot of work. I've been test driving things in real world scenarios using what MS offers - the OS needs work, but the app model needs a lot more. They're joined at the hip tough.

    Bill
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  3.    25 Apr 2015 #3
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    Strange, must be something carried over from multiple version upgrades. An upgrade from a system that was installed clean from a more recent version (I installed the leaked 10036 and upgraded from that) doesn't even have a "Profile" node anymore. It's all just listed under This PC.

    Also, I notice you don't have any arrows on your nodes, but mine does.

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  4.    25 Apr 2015 #4
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    I'm really glad to see it's happening to others! Not meanly glad, just I thought I was going bonkers! To add to the mystery, if you go into, say one of the documents, and sort it by date, go into the other documents, sort it by name, get out of all, go back to your user folder and they have retained the different sort order for each!

    I'm gonna let this one just be happy, and wait. I've dug through all the junctions on C: and nothing is obvious.

    Thanks, to both, for the replies.
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  5.    25 Apr 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Strange, must be something carried over from multiple version upgrades. An upgrade from a system that was installed clean from a more recent version (I installed the leaked 10036 and upgraded from that) doesn't even have a "Profile" node anymore. It's all just listed under This PC.

    Also, I notice you don't have any arrows on your nodes, but mine does.

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    Side Note @Mystere, about the arrows... if your have your mouse cursor in the navigation pane, it will show arrows. If you move it to main pane, they fade away!
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  6.    25 Apr 2015 #6
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    Oops! Don't delete one of the duplicates cuz they both go!

    EDIT: No worries, they get re-created when called upon.
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  7.    25 Apr 2015 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by f14tomcat View Post
    Side Note @Mystere, about the arrows... if your have your mouse cursor in the navigation pane, it will show arrows. If you move it to main pane, they fade away!
    Ahh.. right. Never noticed that, it's that way even in Windows 8...

    Still, the point being, I don't even have a "Profile" node in my left hand pane.
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  8.    25 Apr 2015 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    I don't even have a "Profile" node in my left hand pane.
    Even if you 'Show all folders'?
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  9.    25 Apr 2015 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Ahh.. right. Never noticed that, it's that way even in Windows 8...

    Still, the point being, I don't even have a "Profile" node in my left hand pane.
    As Edwin pointed out above...

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  10.    27 Apr 2015 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Oops! Don't delete one of the duplicates cuz they both go!

    EDIT: No worries, they get re-created when called upon.
    I deleted one of each of the user system folders listed in the navigation pane and only one was deleted, the other was a dead end and reported that the folder was missing.

    But ... as I warned in my previous post about the location, the REAL folder under my user profile was deleted.
    I'm not sure what you mean by "when called upon" - I'll see if the real folders get recreated after signing out and in again.

    Nothing was "restored to normal" as I wrote this, but looking around I noticed that the two new libraries:
    Camera Roll & Saved Pictures were presented
    ... I'm fairly certain that I deleted those before - I definitely deleted them now
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