In the following screenshot I've shown the three versions of the entity called 'Desktop' on my PC.
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On the left is the one I rarely see or use, I suppose you'd call it the 'classic' desktop, displayed when you use Win + M to minimise everything (or other routes), with 'Show desktop icons' enabled.

On the right is what I see when I use Taskbar > Right-click > Toolbars > Desktop. The one I use the most.

In the middle is the folder that appears when I open 'Desktop' via this route:
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What am I missing here? Why do they not have have identical content?

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Terry, East Grinstead, UK