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  1.    15 Feb 2017 #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anak View Post
    Thanks for the screenshot, btw, Nice horse!
    Thanks, I made that

    Thank you for the help but I'm not confident to change the registry as I don't fully understand your post.

    Its as if my displayed desktop is not the one stored at C:\Users\Tony\Desktop as that folder only contains 3 shortcuts,

    The desktop that displays appears to be on my D drive as a shortcut with the target D:\Tony

    Instead of moving my library folders default locations, it seems I've created duplicates

    Its not the end of the world, I can live with it, its just annoying. What I intended was to leave the desktop on my SSD C Drive, but store all docs/downloads/pictures etc, on the D drive
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  2.    15 Feb 2017 #12
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    "Its as if my displayed desktop is not the one stored at C:\Users\Tony\Desktop as that folder only contains 3 shortcuts, ... The desktop that displays appears to be on my D drive as a shortcut with the target D:\Tony"

    If you open This PC> r-click Desktop> Properties/Location tab. That should verify which one is showing but your screen shot shows two Documents folders and no Desktop folder. This is why you don't see the Tony Desktop.
    One of these Documents folders should be the Desktop folder, pointing to C:\Users\Tony\Desktop. Try the 'Restore Default' option for the correct Desktop/Docs folder.
    Somehow, your 'Tony' profile is messed up. See if there's a Desktop folder in your C:\Users\Tony folder.
    This tutorial may help restore Default folders and you can work back from there -
    Users Personal Folders - Restore Default Location in Windows 10
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  3.    15 Feb 2017 #13
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 10,421
    Windows 10 IoT

    C:\Users\your user name\Desktop is where it should be if you didn't change the location. I do but most people don't, even when they move the other folders. I'm not sure what is going on with your system to be honest.
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  4.    15 Feb 2017 #14
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    Serbia
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    W10 Insider + Linux

    If you look at the properties for any of those icons it should show you Target for them.
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  5.    15 Feb 2017 #15
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    10 Home 64-bit | v1709| Build -16299.19

    You're welcome, you're woodworking skills are exponentially higher than mine!

    Instead of moving my library folders default locations, it seems I've created duplicates
    I'm not so sure this is your fault, as you heard this is a common problem. I'd lean towards last years updates.

    You mentioned you've had this SSD, HDD setup for 5years and you've been putting up with this for all that time, or has this been a recent development, maybe since November of last year?
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  6.    15 Feb 2017 #16
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    I fitted the Samsung 256gb SSD approximately 3 years ago, before that I had an 80gb SSD that the unit was supplied with, as far as I remember the problem has always been there
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  7.    15 Feb 2017 #17
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    10 Home 64-bit | v1709| Build -16299.19

    When did win 10 come into the picture?

    I'm going to have to think about this, in the meantime you should look into the suggestions the other members have offered and settle their questions, you may indeed created duplicates.
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  8.    16 Feb 2017 #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anak View Post
    When did win 10 come into the picture?
    On release.
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  9.    16 Feb 2017 #19
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040

    Hello @TalkingDonkey,

    If you like, you could see if using steps 3 and 4 in Option Two of the tutorial below may be able to help. It'll restore the default locations of your Desktop and Documents folder.

    Users Personal Folders - Restore Default Location in Windows 10
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  10.    16 Feb 2017 #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello @TalkingDonkey,

    If you like, you could see if using steps 3 and 4 in Option Two of the tutorial below may be able to help. It'll restore the default locations of your Desktop and Documents folder.

    Users Personal Folders - Restore Default Location in Windows 10
    Thanks but I cant do that because my documents folder contains anything I put on the desktop, so a considerable number of pictures, videos etc are stored withing the documents folder. As a lightroom user, I have to be very careful not to move these files outside of lightroom, if I do the catalog then cannot ;locate them which would be a disaster (its already happened after a power cut, I had to manually locate 14,000+ images

    My C drive simply isn't big enough

    I think I may have to dump the SSD and reinstall the OS on a 2TB HDD and then restore the default locations

    Its a right mess
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