February 2nd, 2013, 09:54 AM
I have just bought a new Dell Latitude D620 with XP.
All is well except for one irritating thing, anything I create on the desktop appears twice !
If I create a folder or a shortcut then each of the two behave exactly the same, and if I delete one of them the other one also goes, but only one appears in the recycle bin
Bemused rather than troubled, any help would be much appreciated
February 2nd, 2013, 06:23 PM
I'd try adding a new user and see if you have the same problem with a fresh user profile. If the computer came with previously loaded XP and you changed the username maybe you have some left-over detrius in the current user profile or registry.
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February 4th, 2013, 02:24 AM
I totally forgot how XP works already. But, most likely that must have something to do with the User Accounts.
February 9th, 2013, 04:52 PM
Thanks Jane I use XP because it actually works without falling over all the time next time microsoft bring out something reliable I might try it (if they ever do of course)
Thanks Doug trying it now
March 9th, 2013, 03:07 PM
Thanks Doug G - worked perfectly
it would be interesting to know what caused it in the first place but life is too short