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Author Topic: Windows Explorer: Desktop, Desktop, Desktop,...  (Read 1268 times)

alxwz

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Windows Explorer: Desktop, Desktop, Desktop,...
« on: August 23, 2011, 12:26:39 PM »
I've been getting this in Explorer's folder pane every once in a while, since back in the day of Win 98 or 2000:

Explorer-Problem_Desktop-Desktop-Desktop-etc.png

All folders on the desktop are labeled "Desktop" in the folder pane.
Refreshing doesn't help. Have to close the Explorer window and open a new one.

Does anyone know what causes it and if/how it could possibly be fixed?

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Re: Windows Explorer: Desktop, Desktop, Desktop,...
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2011, 01:59:19 PM »

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Re: Windows Explorer: Desktop, Desktop, Desktop,...
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2011, 04:08:24 PM »
Have you seen this thread?
http://forums.techgu...splay-curiosity.html

No, I haven't (I actually found it quite pointless to google using keywords like "explorer" and "desktop", so I never looked too hard).
And ... tada! ... it's exactly the explanation I was looking for!
It's caused by the desktop toolbar in the task bar.

I had even forgotten I had that toolbar active.

Thanks a lot!

BTW:
1) I forgot to mention above that this is XP SP3 with the classic shell. Just for the sake of completeness.
2) Yes, my desktop is a mess. All those folder icons really are folders sittiing on my desktop.