Windows 10: Icons on desktop doubled Solved

  1.    05 Oct 2017 #1

    Icons on desktop doubled


    I have everal icons on my desktop. Some were short cut icons one day I started up my computer and they all doubled. I have no idea why. Does anyone have any idea what happened?
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  2. Posts : 38,043
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       05 Oct 2017 #2

    @Frank1

    Hi there, Frank. How are you?

    This will be checking some Registry entries and changing them if wrong, so you'll want to back up the Registry first.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...try-in-windows

    1. Press WinKey+R > type regedit and press Enter

    2. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

    - Make sure itís set to %USERPROFILE%\Desktop

    - If not, double-click on Desktop key > Copy it from here and paste it into the Value data box > Press OK.

    3. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

    - Make sure itís set to %PUBLIC%\Desktop

    - If not, double-click on Common Desktop key > Copy it from here and paste it into the Value data box > Press OK.

    4. Close Regedit and restart your system.
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  3.    06 Oct 2017 #3

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    @Frank1

    Hi there, Frank. How are you?

    This will be checking some Registry entries and changing them if wrong, so you'll want to back up the Registry first.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...try-in-windows

    1. Press WinKey+R > type regedit and press Enter

    2. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

    - Make sure it’s set to %USERPROFILE%\Desktop

    - If not, double-click on Desktop key > Copy it from here and paste it into the Value data box > Press OK.

    3. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

    - Make sure it’s set to %PUBLIC%\Desktop

    - If not, double-click on Common Desktop key > Copy it from here and paste it into the Value data box > Press OK.

    4. Close Regedit and restart your system.
    Thanks, Tony—I checked my registry and it is set the way that you suggested and it is set the way it should be. Without knowing it, I must have just been lucky and fixed it because, a couple of days ago I ran CCleaner and checked the registry. It found a bunch of issues and I chose to fix all issues. I backed up the Registry first and then did the cleaning. So, all is well now. Thanks again.
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  4. Posts : 38,043
    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       06 Oct 2017 #4

    Frank1 said: View Post
    Thanks, Tony—I checked my registry and it is set the way that you suggested and it is set the way it should be. Without knowing it, I must have just been lucky and fixed it because, a couple of days ago I ran CCleaner and checked the registry. It found a bunch of issues and I chose to fix all issues. I backed up the Registry first and then did the cleaning. So, all is well now. Thanks again.
    You're welcome. Frank. Glad you got it fixed. :)

    Don't use it anymore, but that is one good feature of CCleaner when one is careful using it.
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