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    Default Subdirectory of Desktop is repeated

    I have subdirectory of Desktop called Main Accessories

    Evidently this folder is callld Desktop2 (properties).

    At the bottom of the list (under Recycle Bin), the folder Main Accessories is repeated, again called Desktop2 (same files in folders). How can I delete the latter Desktop2 - no Locations in either case.

    Ps. Deleting one will likely delete both
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    Create a system restore point first.

    Open C:\Users\Username\Desktop and delete the duplicate folders in this folder. If you want to play safe, instead of deleting them, move the duplicate folders to another location, maybe on another drive. This should help remove the duplicates. Don't worry, even if you try to delete system folders, you will not be allowed to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyAndyK View Post
    Create a system restore point first.

    Open C:\Users\Username\Desktop and delete the duplicate folders in this folder. If you want to play safe, instead of deleting them, move the duplicate folders to another location, maybe on another drive. This should help remove the duplicates. Don't worry, even if you try to delete system folders, you will not be allowed to.
    I believe that if I delete the subdirectory of Desktop that the other identical folder will also be deleted.

    I could then recreate the folder and copy the icons back.

    Does creating a restore point occupy much disk space?

    Are system files involved? If not is a restore point needed?

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    No system restore will use only the space allotted to it so go ahead and create a system restore point first.

    There will not be any system files in the Desktop folder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyAndyK View Post
    No system restore will use only the space allotted to it so go ahead and create a system restore point first.

    There will not be any system files in the Desktop folder.
    Thanks.

    It looks like my machine made a restore point yesterday (only one listed). It must have been made automatically.

    Can I list the restore points, It looks like I have only one.

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    Run rstrui.exe and select Show more restore points. You will probably see more of them.



    More info about system restore points here:

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyAndyK View Post
    Run rstrui.exe and select Show more restore points. You will probably see more of them.



    More info about system restore points here:

    I see:

    Recommended Restore, and
    Choose a different restore point.

    Do you mean the latter? I only want to view the restore points, not actually restore.

    Thanks

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    I clicked the latter and saw other restore point.

    I ticked the box (greater than 5 days) and saw more.

    I created a point in the past (beginning of the month), but could not see it (greater than 5 days). I assume that it is there.

    Thanks

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