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I've managed to create a unique problem for myself...


On my desktop - I opened a new folder.

I put shortcuts in it, to programs that I use frequently.

So far, so good.


Then, for some reason, I had TWO identical new folders on my desktop.

Same name, same programs.


If I drag one of them to the recycle bin, and try to open the other, a window opens that says, "C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\/desktop\Maintenance refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer, or on a network. Etc....


The only way I can open the folder and use the shortcuts is to restore the second folder that was in the recycle bin. Does anyone have a clue as to what is happening?


I admit that I was moving things around in C:\Documents and Settings.. before this happened. Unfortunately, I don't know exactly what I moved. Somebody please help me.... Thanks.

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Both folder are identical in every respect, including their paths. I tried going to C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop (which is where they are supposed to be located) to see if there were two folders, but there weren't. I even moved the folder around to see if that would cure the problem, but it didn't. I'm truely at a loss! Thanks for your time.


TweakUI may enable you to

remove one of the folders from the GUI.




I'm a real novice, so I don't know how to do this. Thanks!

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I forgot to say that I can't delete the folders, either. While I can drag one of them to the recycle bin, when I try to drag the other a window opens and says, "Cannot delete file: Cannot read from the source file or disk." Right click/delete gets the same result. Thanks!

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