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Created some 'Desktop' folders by accident

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#1
Hi!

Hi use vista. You know when downloading it tells you to pick a place to save it?

I accedently clicked desktop and draged it to another place. Now I have about 3 desktop folders

Please help me how to fix this. Is there a program?

Please answer!
 

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VaguelyRapt

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#2
It's not quite clear where or what these desktop folders are, but is anything stopping you from deleting these folders if you don't want them?
 

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#3
To many desktop folders? Help!

When I open up a folder in the sidebar theres a yellow folder that says desktop (2)

and another desktop folder thats yellow

Witch desktop folder do I delete?

The yellow ones?

Say if I had 5 programs on my computer. my regular desktop folder only shows 3.

When I go to contacts

theres desktop witch goes to a desktop folder after that theres a cuple more than after all of them i see a regualr vista desktop folder that only shoes a couple of programs than whats on my screen

Do I deleted the yellow folders or is it conected to the regualr one and it \will delete the whole folders??

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Brink

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#4
Hello Help000, and welcome to Vista Forums.

  • This may be able to help you fix this:
  • Backup anything that you do not want to lose in the Desktop folders. (Ex: Shortcuts on your desktop)
  • Use OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to restore the default C:\Users\(user-name)\Desktop folder location.
    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/148461-personal-user-folder-restore-missing-folder.html
  • Delete all Desktop folders.
  • Use OPTION ONE in the link above to open the Desktop folder.
  • Restart the computer.
Hope this helps,
Shawn
 

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